Alabama motorcycle helmet Laws 


Currently, Alabama motorcycle helmet laws require that all motorcycle riders that operate or passengers that ride on a motorcycle wear a helmet at all times. There are no exemptions that allow Alabama motorcycle riders or passengers to ride without a helmet(s). 

The state of Alabama recently published its 17th edition of the Motorcycle Operating Manual which summarizes the Alabama motorcycle helmet laws as basically – “No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle unless wearing approved protective headgear (helmet).”

The guide states that although Alabama helmet laws do not require the motorcycle helmet to meet specific motorcycle helmet certifications, they do recommend those motorcycle riders use a DOT approved motorcycle helmet, use eye protection at all times, and in general be a responsible driver.

The manual also provides some good advice to Alabama motorcycle riders including the fact that most accidents happen within a few miles of where the rider starts his/her ride and at the start of their drive so pay particular attention to safety during those critical initial miles and wear your helmet to abide by Alabama state motorcycle helmet laws!

Alabama motorcycle helmet laws are subject to change as state helmet laws across the USA are periodically revised. Click here to check for any changes to Alabama motorcycle helmet laws, as this is the best Alabama state government source for motorcycle helmet laws and regulations we know of. 

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Alabama motorcycle helmet law EXEMPTIONS

Fact: Approximately 60% of US states offer exemptions to motorcycle helmet laws that allow a rider to decline to wear a motorcycle helmet while operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle. Common exemptions are allowed for the age of the rider, the experience of the rider, if the rider has proof of adequate health insurance, or if the rider has taken a certified motorcycle driving safety course. 



EXEMPTIONS for experience


EXEMPTIONS for taking a safety course


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