The state of Alabama requires anyone riding on a motorcycle as driver or passenger to wear a helmet. The specifics of this law state:
- Your motorcycle helmet must have a hard exterior shell made of non-shatterable material that is resistant to impact and penetration
- Your helmet must have a shock absorbent cradle for your head that separates the outer shell of the helmet from your head
- Your helmet must contain impact-resistant, absorbent padding in all areas where your head may come into contact with the outer shell
- Your helmet must have a permanently attached, adjustable chin strap
- Your chin strap must be secured at all times while the motorcycle is in motion
- No visor is required; however, if you have a helmet visor, it must be flexible, snap-on, and no more than a quarter inch above the exterior shell surface
The fine for violating motorcycle helmet laws in Alabama is $90.
Furthermore, if you are the parent or legal guardian of a juvenile, it is illegal to knowingly permit your child to drive or ride on a motorcycle without proper headgear. Manufacturers and retailers are prohibited from selling motorcycle helmets that do not meet the standards established by Alabama state law.
Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver, the Alabama attorneys at Long & Long can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have the skills and experience to aggressively battle insurance companies who may try to deny your claim.
Please contact our Alabama motorcycle accident lawyers today by filling out the form on this page or calling (877) 336-0776 to schedule your free initial consultation. Long & Long serves clients in Mobile, Alabama.