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Rhode Island Bicycle Helmet Statute

GENERAL LAWS OF RHODE ISLAND
TITLE 31. MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES
CHAPTER 19. OPERATION OF BICYCLES

 

31-19-2.1 Helmets required on bicycle operators and passengers ages fifteen (15) and younger.

Any person fifteen (15) years of age or younger who is operating or who is a passenger on a bicycle on a public highway, bicycle path, or on any other public right of way shall wear a helmet. Said helmet shall fit the person's head, shall be secured to the person's head by straps while the bicycle is being operated, and shall meet the standards for helmets established by the Snell Memorial Foundation's nineteen hundred and eight-four (1984) standard for use in bicycling or subsequent standards, or standards established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or subsequent standards, or standards established by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or subsequent standards.

 


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