Motorcyclists; wearing of helmets. (HB3077)

Introduced By

Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motorcycle helmets. Provides for a $25 civil penalty for the conviction of a motorcyclist who fails to wear a helmet. At present, a violation is a traffic infraction and punishable by a fine of up to $250. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/16/2007Presented and ordered printed 079374200
01/16/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB3077)
01/22/2007Assigned Transportation sub: #1 (Welch)
01/23/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/29/2007Read first time
01/30/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2007Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
01/31/2007Communicated to Senate
02/01/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/15/2007Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (5-Y 8-N 2-A) (see vote tally)


David B. writes:

Reducing the fine is a start, I thought this bill would make it a secondary violation, meaning you can not be pulled over just for not wearing a helmet, that must have been a different bill that was killed. Next year the law should be repealed.

Dan Kachur writes:

Nice. My insurance rates can go up become some morons decide to be stupid in the name of freedom.