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Old 08-09-2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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Helmet law

Not sure if this is in the right area but regardless what is the helmet law in Texas. AS in wearing one not wearing one. Requirements and such. And NO I'm not asking opinions about being a squid or not actual laws. Thanks
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In Texas, motorcycle riders must wear a helmet if they are under the age of 21. If a motorcycle rider is over the age of 21, has taken a motorcycle training and safety course, and has proof of health insurance, wearing a helmet while riding is optional. Failure to wear a motorcycle helmet is a secondary offense in Texas; that is, a police officer cannot pull over a motorcycle rider only to see if he or she has medical insurance, motorcycle training, and is of age
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Now some variants seem to say its insurance OR the MSF... havent foudn the actual code, but you can google it yourself.
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Tx Traffic Code Sec.*661.003.**OFFENSES RELATING TO NOT WEARING PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1)**operates or rides as a passenger on a motorcycle on a public street or highway; and

(2)**is not wearing protective headgear that meets safety standards adopted by the department.

(b)**A person commits an offense if the person carries on a motorcycle on a public street or highway a passenger who is not wearing protective headgear that meets safety standards adopted by the department.

(c)**It is an exception to the application of Subsection (a) or (b) that at the time the offense was committed, the person required to wear protective headgear was at least 21 years old and had successfully completed a motorcycle operator training and safety course under Chapter 662 or was covered by a health insurance plan providing the person with medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of an accident while operating or riding on a motorcycle.**A peace officer may not arrest a person or issue a citation to a person for a violation of Subsection (a) or (b) if the person required to wear protective headgear is at least 21 years of age and presents evidence sufficient to show that the person required to wear protective headgear has successfully completed a motorcycle operator training and safety course or is covered by a health insurance plan as described by this subsection.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:26 AM   #5
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Yes

Please have good insurance if you aren't going to wear a lid

Save some of us from covering your bills.
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The thing is I got a ticket for it. The cop told me he did not have to have a reason to pull me over. He told me I had to have life insurance and take a course. I told him that being a vet my life insurance is covered for my burial and I have a policy on me as well. He still gave me a ticket. Wondering pay it or fight it
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Not life insurance, health coverage. Or an MSF card.
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Duh. Fight it. You should be able to walk in pre court date and show proof. Take a copy of the statute above.
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If you don't have health insurance that specifically covers motorcycle accidents or haven't taken msf then your guilty. Pay the ticket and learn how to put a helmet on.
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I've taken a msc don't have the card. But getting proof of it before my court date
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And I do know how to put a helmet on. It was still wet from cleaning it and I had to rush out and meet up with my gf. I know not a valid excuse for some of you but that's what happened
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I believe it is every red-blooded hard-headed Texan's -given right to get his skull cracked wide open on public highway.
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And Thank Gawd fer Obamacare to take speshul care of all of them.
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And I do know how to put a helmet on. It was still wet from cleaning it and I had to rush out and meet up with my gf. I know not a valid excuse for some of you but that's what happened
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If you don't have health insurance that specifically covers motorcycle accidents or haven't taken msf then your guilty. Pay the ticket and learn how to put a helmet on.
read the code, nothing about motorcycle accident specific coverage required, just that the policy doesn't exclude m/c related accidents.
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What is the exact wording of the offense written on the ticket and what police agency was it?
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I've taken a msc don't have the card. But getting proof of it before my court date
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read the code, nothing about motorcycle accident specific coverage required, just that the policy doesn't exclude m/c related accidents.
or was covered by a health insurance plan providing the person with medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of an accident while operating or riding on a motorcycle.
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