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If You Ride a Motorcycle in Idaho, Here Is What You Need to Know About Helmet Laws

Riding a motorcycle through Boise and other parts of Idaho can put you in touch with nature and allow you to enjoy what the gorgeous state really has to offer. Roads like the Old Idaho Highway 7 give you a picturesque view of farm land and forest, while Highway 20 offers glimpses of flowers, desert, and wildlife.

Before you fill up the tank and hop on your bike, however, you’ll need to know the rules of the road. Over 20 states in the country have implemented strict helmet laws in an effort to keep their riders safe. Do you know what the helmet laws are in your state?

Heads Up: Idaho Helmet Laws

Sure, riding a bike through Boise is enjoyable, but if you don’t know or follow its rules regarding helmets, you could end up in serious trouble with the law.

  • Adult drivers aren’t required to wear the safety gear. According to Idaho law, adult motorcycle drivers aren’t required to wear helmets while operating their bikes. Not wearing a helmet, however, puts them at risk for experiencing serious and grave injuries. Additionally, failing to wear the protection can complicate a personal injury claim if you attempt to seek compensation from a driver who puts you at risk. The judge may hold you partially responsible for your injuries because you neglected to wear the protection.
  • Those under 18 must wear the protection. Idaho law states that drivers and passengers who are under the age of 18 must wear helmets while on motorcycles. Additionally, they are also required to wear them when operating and riding motorbikes, utility vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles.

The Morton Law Offices Can Help Victims

If you were the victim of a motorcycle crash, you’ll need the help of an attorney to seek compensation for your injuries. If not, you are responsible for the fees related to your medical bills and vehicle repairs, which isn’t fair.

Contact the Morton Law Offices to speak with an attorney about your situation and find out how we may be able to help.