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Florida Helmet Laws for Motorcyclists

Florida Helmet Laws for Motorcyclists

Understanding Florida Helmet Laws

Riding a motorcycle can be a leisurely way to spend the day. However, it goes without saying that riders are at a higher risk of being involved in a motorcycle crash. While it’s impossible to predict a motorcycle accident, you should always heed safety precautions before you go out for a ride. Should a situation arise where you are involved in an accident, wearing a helmet can save you from life-threatening injuries. Read on to learn how Florida helmet laws are in place to protect you.

Florida Helmet Laws Explained

Florida’s motorcycle helmet laws state that any person operating or riding a motorcycle must wear protective headgear as per federal safety guidelines. However, there are other helmet law provisions that you need to know:

  • Every motorcyclist under the age of 21 must wear a helmet.
  • Motorcyclists over the age of 21 may ride a motorcycle without a helmet if they are covered by an insurance policy that provides at least $10,000 medical insurance benefits for injuries as a result of a crash while operating or riding on a motorcycle.

How Helmets Keep You Protected

Wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle can reduce the risk of sustaining a head injury as well as death. Your brain plays an important role in the function of your body. Having a well-fitted helmet while out for a ride can reduce the likelihood of sustaining the following injuries as the result of an accident:

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Contact Us Today

No matter how cautious, motorcyclists can be involved in an accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, our motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help. We can assist you in building a case against the negligent party and recover the maximum compensation that you deserve.

Contact Roman & Gaynor at (727) 877-1212 to learn your rights.

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