What is the helmet law for riding motorcycles in Georgia? Georgia

Georgia Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Motorcycle riding in Georgia requires wearing a helmet regardless of age or experience. Failure to observe the Georgia helmet law could result in a fine of up to $500 and even community service.  

The GA helmet law is all encompassing. If you operate a scooter or a moped you're required to wear a helmet as well.

Whether you ride motorcycles, scooters, or mopeds, your helmet must meet state and Department of Transportation (DOT) standards.
Though not required, you should consider wearing a helmet equipped with a plastic shatter-resistant face shield. These helmets place an emphasis on motorcycle safety, protecting your face from wind, dust, dirt, rain and insects. If you opt against a face shield, you'll need to wear goggles.

When choosing a face shield or goggles, be sure it:

  • Is free of scratches.
  • Is resistant to penetration.
  • Permits air to pass for anti-fogging purposes.
  • Fastens snugly so it won't blow off while you're riding.
  • Has enough room for eyeglasses or sunglasses.
For more information about motorcycle safety laws, including motorcycle insurance requirements and how scooters and mopeds fit in, contact your local GA DDS office.

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