What are West Virginia's helmet laws?

Many avid motorcyclists are familiar with West Virginia's helmet laws. But if you are new to the bike, you may be wondering what you need to do to comply with the law. In today's post, we'll help you understand what the law is and how to follow it.

The state of West Virginia does require all motorcyclists to wear a helmet while riding. However, you cannot wear just any helmet when you are out on the road. In order to be in compliance with the law, you must wear a helmet that has been approved by the Department of Transportation.

You are probably now wondering how to tell if a helmet is DOT-approved. The main way to tell is if the helmet has a sticker on it that says "DOT." It could also say "DOT FMVSS No. 218 Certified." Helmets that have Snell or ANSI stickers on them are also likely DOT-approved.

Once you have found a helmet that meets the federal standards, it is important to make sure it is a good fit for you and free of defects. Try it on before you buy to make sure it is not too loose or too tight. Before you buy any helmet, make sure to look it over for cracks or other damage that could keep it from protecting you when you need it to.

Now that you know how to properly pick out an approved helmet, we hope that you take some time to enjoy the rest of the summer on your bike.

Source: West Virginia Department of Transportation, "Motorcycle Helmets," Accessed Aug. 4, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

This site uses Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA, which is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Email Us For A Response

Three Convenient Office Locations

Charleston Office
746 Myrtle Road
Charleston, WV 25314

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Charleston Law Office Map

Beckley Office
101 North Kanawha Street, Suite 101
Beckley, WV 25801

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Beckley Law Office Map

Morgantown Office
453 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Suite 300
Morgantown, WV 26505

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Morgantown Law Office Map

Get Answers Today
Get The Answers You Need And The Advice You Deserve