Motorcycle helmets; penalty for failure to wear a helmet. (SB698)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


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 »


01/31/2008: failed senate


01/16/2008Presented and ordered printed 084838293
01/16/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/24/2008Reported from Transportation (10-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Passed by for the day
01/30/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2008Read third time and defeated by Senate (14-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)


Marylin writes:

Bad, Bad bill

Alison Hymes writes:

Depends if you're on the transplant list or not :). Wear your helmet if you don't want to be a donor before your time....