The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed legislation that would require anyone under the age of 21 to wear a helmet while driving a motorcycle or riding on one.
The House passed the bill, 113 to 33. The bill needed 74 votes to pass.
Existing legislation requires anyone under 18 to wear a helmet and a 19-year-old reached out to State Rep. Michelle Cook (D-Torrington) after several motorcycle accidents in recent years and urged her to support for a bill requiring young operators to wear helmets, according to lawmakers.
The bill next moves to the state Senate. You can read it here.