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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Ready to hit the Kansas City roads on two wheels? Whether you are a new rider, a seasoned one or a “re-entry” rider, we want to help you enjoy time on your motorcycle.
One of the best pieces of advice we can give you is to always wear your helmet (you and your passenger) as you hit the roadways. Why? A helmet is the best protection for your head should an accident occur.
When choosing a motorcycle helmet, make sure it is DOT-Compliant, that it meets the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218. This is a minimum standard of protection.
You should find a DOT symbol on the outside back of the helmet, which is how you know it meets the DOT standard required by law. ANSI or Snell labels are voluntary indicators of helmet quality.66.2% of motorcyclists use DOT-compliant helmets (2017 data, NHTSA). Click To Tweet
This video from the NHTSA is a great visual on the types of helmets, how to choose the right helmet for you and lots of safety tips.
At this time, 19 states and the District of Columbia have laws requiring all riders to wear a helmet (both operators and passengers). 28 states have laws requiring only some motorcyclists to wear a helmet and there is no motorcycle helmet use law in Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire.
Best practice is to wear a helmet whether it is required by your state or not. It could save your life should you be in an accident.
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