Motorcycle Helmet Use in 2019—Overall Results

Use of Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant motorcycle helmets was 70.8 percent in 2019, not statistically different at the 0.05 level from 71.0 percent in 2018. This result is from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), the only survey that provides nationwide probability-based observed data on motorcycle helmet use in the United States. The 2019 survey found only one significant year-to-year change: Use of noncompliant helmets in States that do not require all motorcyclists to be helmeted increased significantly from 3.5 percent in 2018 to 14.8 percent in 2019. Data in this report includes: motorcycle helmet use, 2010-2019; motorcyclists by helmet type, 2018 and 2019; motorcycle helmet use in 2019, by state law and helmet type; use of helmets compliant with federal safety regulations by major motorcyclist characteristics; and use of noncompliant helmets by major motorcyclist characteristics.


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  • Accession Number: 01745077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 936
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2020 11:08AM