AN ACT TO REVISE THE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT ALL OPERATORS AND PASSENGERS ON MOTORCYCLES OR MOPEDS WEAR A SAFETY HELMET AND TO REMOVE THE ASSESSMENT OF COURT COSTS FROM THE PENALTIES APPLIED TO PERSONS FOUND GUILTY OF A HELMET USE INFRACTION.
Amends GS 20-140.4 to allow a person 21 years of age or older to operate a motorcycle without wearing a safety helmet if (1) the operator has held a motorcycle license or motorcycle endorsement for more than 12 months or (2) the operator has successfully completed the course of instruction offered by the Motorcycle Safety Instruction Program or its equivalent. Allows a person 21 years of age or older to ride as a motorcycle passenger without wearing a safety helmet if the operator is allowed to operate a motorcycle without a helmet, under conditions described above. Violations of GS 20-140.4 require payment of a $25.50 penalty and are not assessed any court costs (was, payment of $25.50 plus three specified court costs).
Effective for violations occurring on or after October 1, 2019.