Bicycle Helmet Law

Bicycles

  • Pennsylvania law requires everyone under the age of 12 to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
  • This applies to anyone operating the bicycle, riding as a passenger, or riding in an attached restraining seat or trailer.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation strongly recommends that all bicyclists wear helmets whenever they ride.
  • Ensure a proper helmet fit using these guidelines: https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/8019_fitting-a-helmet.pdf