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. Prohibits a person from operating a motorcycle without wearing a safety helmet unless the operator is covered by an insurance policy providing for at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a crash while operating or riding on a motorcycle. 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, and the person is covered by an insurance policy providing for at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a crash while riding on a motorcycle. 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, 2015.
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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.Intro. by Meredith.
Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Mar 4 2015)
Bill S 144 (2015-2016)Summary date: Mar 3 2015 - More information