motorcycle helmet law

Motorcycle with custom Boondocks paint
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Motorcyclists in Missouri will have to keep wearing their helmets for another year.

Lawmakers removed a provision today from a bill that would've allowed people older than 21 who have had their motorcycle license for more than two years to leave the helmet at home.

Riders also would've needed to meet certain insurance requirements to ride without protective headgear.

The measure was removed from a bill in committee after passing the House last month.

Missouri motorcycle riders had several favorable bills sent to Gov. Jay Nixon during this year's legislative session, but a big priority still did not pass.

Lawmakers passed bills that would declare May motorcycle awareness month and would prevent police from setting up "motorcycle-only" checkpoints.

The Missouri House has passed legislation that would allow motorcyclists to ride without wearing helmets.