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Indiana does not require a helmet. Was thinking of traveling to Illinois and Michigan. Are you wearing a helmet in either of those two states? thanks
 

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If the state requires motorcyclists to wear a helmet, then you need to be wearing one. Doesn't matter if your state does not.
 

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What we find interesting in the whole helmet debate is that many folks wear a helmet just because the law says they must. Others don't wear a helmet just because the law says they do not have to, or just to be defiant of the law.

Are these really good reasons for choosing to wear, or not to wear, a helmet?

Justina and Bill
 

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6750 miles in Alabama and Tennessee and no problems at all without a helmet. I have asked multiple troopers and they say they have NO problems as long as the seatbelt is fastened. And I ride with multiple city police and they all have no problems with it. And I have let two circuit judges drive it and they have no problems with it. They have also looked at the paperwork I have in my glovebox and agree that is fine as an "enclosed cabin". They also told me I need to keep the Tennessee paperwork stating that its OK for you to not wear a helmet in an "enclosed" and a "fully enclosed" three wheel motorcycle.

The TN law is where I base the justification for Alabama saying its OK with an "enclosed" cabin. If Alabama had said only "fully enclosed" then technically I would have no argument.

As one official said " its a subjective exemption". And I like that because that means were both correct.

Everyone do what they feel is safe and legal for them. Ill do what I want with my baseball cap on and my 4 point harness strapped tightly.

If I leave out for the day and I'm going to be riding the twisty turns as hard as I can I absolutely put a full face helmet on. If I'm headed to eat or just go sightseeing then its a baseball cap for me.
 

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If the state requires motorcyclists to wear a helmet, then you need to be wearing one. Doesn't matter if your state does not.
Unless there is an exemption listed in their state law for three wheeled vehicles. Make sure you have it printed and with you though. You can't prove it to the trooper with a statement like , "I saw it on the internet". But handing them the law in black and white will work. I've done it many times.
 

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Illinois has no helmet law. Michigan unfortunately has no exemption listed. So you have to wear it in Michigan.
 

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Illinois has no helmet law. Michigan unfortunately has no exemption listed. So you have to wear it in Michigan.
Just got to Michigan for vacation, and their helmet law was repealed!!!
 
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6750 miles in Alabama and Tennessee and no problems at all without a helmet. I have asked multiple troopers and they say they have NO problems as long as the seatbelt is fastened. And I ride with multiple city police and they all have no problems with it. And I have let two circuit judges drive it and they have no problems with it. They have also looked at the paperwork I have in my glovebox and agree that is fine as an "enclosed cabin". They also told me I need to keep the Tennessee paperwork stating that its OK for you to not wear a helmet in an "enclosed" and a "fully enclosed" three wheel motorcycle.

The TN law is where I base the justification for Alabama saying its OK with an "enclosed" cabin. If Alabama had said only "fully enclosed" then technically I would have no argument.

As one official said " its a subjective exemption". And I like that because that means were both correct.

Everyone do what they feel is safe and legal for them. Ill do what I want with my baseball cap on and my 4 point harness strapped tightly.

If I leave out for the day and I'm going to be riding the twisty turns as hard as I can I absolutely put a full face helmet on. If I'm headed to eat or just go sightseeing then its a baseball cap for me.
Hey this in Jeff met you Sunday driving send the the info on helmet law because TDOT emailed me back weeks ago about that law and Sid they would give me a ticket with no helmet
 

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6750 miles in Alabama and Tennessee and no problems at all without a helmet. I have asked multiple troopers and they say they have NO problems as long as the seatbelt is fastened. And I ride with multiple city police and they all have no problems with it. And I have let two circuit judges drive it and they have no problems with it. They have also looked at the paperwork I have in my glovebox and agree that is fine as an "enclosed cabin". They also told me I need to keep the Tennessee paperwork stating that its OK for you to not wear a helmet in an "enclosed" and a "fully enclosed" three wheel motorcycle.

The TN law is where I base the justification for Alabama saying its OK with an "enclosed" cabin. If Alabama had said only "fully enclosed" then technically I would have no argument.

As one official said " its a subjective exemption". And I like that because that means were both correct.

Everyone do what they feel is safe and legal for them. Ill do what I want with my baseball cap on and my 4 point harness strapped tightly.

If I leave out for the day and I'm going to be riding the twisty turns as hard as I can I absolutely put a full face helmet on. If I'm headed to eat or just go sightseeing then its a baseball cap for me.
 
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