ST. LOUIS | The Missouri Highway Patrol is reminding motorcyclists that the state’s helmet requirement is still in place.
The patrol says officers have been noticing a large number of motorcycle operators riding without their helmets, assuming there’s been a change in the law.
Current law requires all occupants of a motorcycle to wear a helmet, and the patrol says it is being strictly enforced.
A bill allowing most adults to ride helmet-free on most Missouri roads is pending before Gov. Jay Nixon. He has not said whether he will sign or veto it.
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The legislation would lift the helmet requirement for motorcycle riders 21 and older when they’re not traveling on interstate highways.