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North Carolina Motorcycle Helmet Law

What is the North Carolina motorcycle helmet law?

North Carolina General Statute 20-140.4 is the North Carolina motorcycle helmet law.  This law requires that every motorcycle rider, regardless of age, wear a safety helmet.  The law also requires that the helmet comply with federal standards.  The federal standards for motorcycle helmets can be found at Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218.

FMVSS 218 requires that every motorcycle helmet have a certain level of impact attenuation resistance.  The federal motorcycle law also rrequires that the helmet have a certain level of penetration resistance.  Also, the helmet must contain labelling indicating compliance with the federal motorcycle helmet standards.

If you or a family member have been involved in a North Carolina motorcycle accident and you have questions about your claim, please contact the lawyers at Hendren & Malone for a free consultation.  You can also find more information at our website dedicated to the rights of North Carolina motorcyclists and motorcycle riders.

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