House Passes Bill Requiring Anyone Under 21 to Wear a Helmet on a Motorcycle

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.  

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