Nebraska bill would relax helmet law but mandate eye protection

Publish Date: 
Jan 22, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – A new bill in Nebraska’s legislature would require motorcycle and moped riders to wear eye protection, but allow those over 21 to doff their helmets.

Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins introduced LB 393 Jan. 18. It would change the existing law, which requires helmets for all riders, to let motorcyclists 21 and older to ride without helmets. Eye protection is defined as "glasses that cover the orbital region of a person's face," goggles, a helmet face shield or windshield on a motorcycle or moped.

The language also calls for having the words “helmet not required” printed on the rider’s driver’s license or motorcycle endorsement.

Posted by Holly Wagner