Does Pennsylvania Require Motorcyclists to Use Helmets?

In Pennsylvania, only riders under the age of 21, with less than two years of experience, or who haven’t completed a motorcycle safety course are required to wear helmets. Helmets must be approved by the Department of Transportation, as indicated by a sticker on the outside of the helmet. According to 2017 figures, 57.6 percent of motorcyclists involved in accidents in Pennsylvania were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. More than 58 percent of them were not injured in the accident, compared to 32.5 percent of unhelmeted riders who were not injured in their accidents.