Bicycle helmets in the United States

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Map showing bicycle laws in the U.S. States in blue have statewide laws; states in red have local laws but no state-wide laws; other states have no laws.[1]

The requirement to wear bicycle helmets in the United States varies by jurisdiction and by age of the cyclist.

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have statewide mandatory helmet laws for children.[2] Twenty-nine US states have no statewide law, and 13 of these states have no such laws in any lower-level jurisdiction either.[3]

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  1. ^ "Bicycle Helmet Laws". Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Helmet Laws for Bicycle Riders". 
  3. ^ Helmet Laws for Bicycle Riders Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute Jan 5, 2011.