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Written by: J. Todd Tenge

Does Colorado Have a Motorcycle Helmet Law?

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Motorcycle enthusiasts say they enjoy a sense of freedom that can’t be experienced from inside an enclosed motor vehicle. Unfortunately, that freedom often comes with a heightened risk of injury or death. If you’re a motorcycle rider, we encourage you to always wear a helmet in the event that you’re involved in a motorcycle accident.

Like most states in the country, Colorado does not have a universal motorcycle helmet law. Colorado does, however, have some regulations concerning helmets:

  • All motorcycle riders aged 17 and younger must wear a helmet.
  • All motorcycle riders must wear eye protection.
  • All motorcycle helmets sold in the state of Colorado must be approved by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
  • Riders are permitted to wear helmets that contain speakers.

Motorcycle riders face unique challenges on the road. Although motorcycles represent fewer than 5 percent of vehicles registered in the United States, bikers account for more than 10 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities. Because other motorists on the road are frequently unaware of motorcycles, it’s important to exercise reasonable safety measures, including wearing a helmet. On the open road, the best offense is a good defense.

Todd Tenge is an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney. With more than two decades of successful litigation experience to draw upon, he understands the ins and outs of Colorado motorcycle laws and seeks justice for victims every day. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, Mr. Tenge can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Please contact the Tenge Law Firm using the form at the top of the page or call 303-566-4068 today to schedule a free motorcycle accident consultation. Mr. Tenge serves clients in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, Colorado.

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