Which states have motorcycle helmet laws?

Motorcyclists often wonder which states have motorcycle helmet laws. Surprisingly, only 19 states have laws requiring a helmet to be worn while operating a motorcycle. All motorcycles must be approved by the DOT and should be regularly replaced to maintain safety standards. However, anyone who rides a motorcycle should always wear a helmet for maximum protection.

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