IL: Illinois Should Pass Lifesaving All-Rider Helmet Law

  • March 8, 2024
150 150 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Motorcyclist fatalities are up 18 percent since 2012 in Illinois and at record levels nationally. We support HB 5620 which would require all motorcycle operators and passengers to utilize the lifesaving protection of helmets. According to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets are the only strategy proven to be effective in reducing motorcyclist fatalities. Helmets are vital as they reduce the risk of head injury by 69 percent and risk of death by 42 percent. Legislation like HB 5620 is needed now more than ever. Read our letter of support here.