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Motorcycle Helmet Laws: Innovative Approaches to Reducing Injury

posted on Thu, Nov 19 2015 1:56 pm by The Network

Thursday, November 19 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. (ET). View/download the slides.

Motorcycle helmets are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment for motorcyclists. Helmets can help reduce the severity of head injuries and even the likelihood of death. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a total of 4,381 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2013. Currently, 19 states and the District of Columbia have laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, 28 states have partial helmet laws that require helmet use by young riders, and three states have no helmet law. This webinar will provide an overview of states’ motorcycle helmet laws, discuss the recent “Rider’s Choice” legislation in New Mexico, and examine the impact of helmet laws on injury and mortality rates across the country.


  • Colleen Healy, J.D., Policy Analyst, Michigan Primary Care Association
  • Kathleen Hoke, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law — Eastern Region
  • Kurt Nolte, M.D., Chief Medical Investigator, Office of the Medical Investigator, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center


  • Clifford M. Rees, J.D., Practice Director, Network for Public Health Law — Western Region


Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.