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Washington Motorcycle Helmet Law


Washington law requires all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear a helmet conforming to the rules adopted by the Washington State Patrol. The helmet must be equipped with either a neck or chin strap, which must be fastened securely when the motorcycle is in motion. There is an exception to this rule when the vehicle is an antique motor-driven cycle or automobile that is licensed as a motorcycle, or when the vehicle is equipped with seat belts and roll bars approved by the state patrol.

In addition, all operators must wear glasses, goggles, or a face shield of a type conforming to the rules adopted by the State Patrol, unless the motorcycle is equipped with a windshield.

The State Patrol is authorized and empowered to adopt and amend rules concerning standards and procedures for conformance of rules adopted for helmets, glasses, goggles, and face shields. Because these rules are subject to change, it's best to check with the State Patrol before riding on a motorcycle in Washington.

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Note: Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. This information is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia, although if you are injured in an accident, we have relationships with other personal injury attorneys and lawyers throughout the United States.

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