Adult Occupant Protection

 Map current as of December 2012

Primary Enforcement Seat Belt LawAllows law enforcement officers to stop and ticket someone when they see a violation of the seat belt law. No other violation need occur first to take action.

Click here for a fact sheet on Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Laws.
 
Why every state should pass a primary enforcment seatbelt law that covers all occupants. Click here for the full report. 

All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet LawRequires all motorcycle riders, regardless of age, to use a helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) standards or face a fine.

Key facts regarding all-rider motorcycle helmet laws.
 
Medical and Work Loss Costs of Motorcycle Crash Fatalities by State.
 
Why every state should pass an all-rider motorcycle helmet law. Click here for the full report.
 
Updates from the last year:
Hawaii and West Virginia now have primary enforcement
Rhode Island maintained primary enforcement by removing the sunset provision of the law
 

 

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