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Motorcycle Helmet Law in Florida

Motorcycle Helmet Law in Florida

Some bikers in Florida and elsewhere believe the experience of riding without a helmet is like no other.  It is freedom, freedom at last.  You can ride legally in Florida without a helmet, but only if you follow certain legal requirements.  First, you have to be at least 21 years old.  Then, you have to buy at least $ 10,000 in medical payments insurance on your motorcycle.  Finally, you still have to wear eye protection, even if you aren’t wearing a helmet.

But should you ride without a helmet if you can legally do so?  Of course not.  Even with a helmet, serious life altering brain injuries can occur from even minor accidents.  Without a helmet, you can fall of your motorcycle sitting still and suffer a brain injury that changes your life forever.  You really have to be out of your mind to ride a motorcycle in traffic in Florida without a helmet.  So, don’t do it.  Buy plenty of motorcycle insurance and uninsured motorist coverage, but ride safely and with all the proper equipment.

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