Less than half of all states have bicycle helmet laws. Laws vary from state to state - some having a statewide law requiring helmet use while other states only have local or city level helmet laws. Laws can also vary by age. Utah is one of only 14 states with no law requiring bicyclists to wear a helmet (1). States with helmet laws have higher helmet use rates than states without laws (2).
Current U.S. bicycle helmet laws
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic Safety Facts: Bicycle Helmet Use Laws 2008.
- Rodgers, GB. Bike Helmet Safety. Consumer Product Safety Review 2002;7(1):1-2,6.