On this page, we address the current legalities of motorcycle riding without a helmet in Louisiana.
Current status on Helmet Law in Louisiana
It is mandatory for riders and operators to wear a helmet while on a motorcycle (as a rider, or a passenger) in Louisiana.
Questions & Answers on Louisiana Motorcycle Helmet Laws
Is it legal in Louisiana to ride a motorcycle without a helmet?
No. It is unlawful, according to Revised Statutes 32:190, to ride a motorcycle without a helmet in Louisiana. All riders, and passengers, must wear a DOT-approved helmet at all times while riding a motorcycle.
Is Louisiana a mandatory helmet State?
Yes, Louisiana is one of the states with universal helmet laws. Although, it is one of the youngest adopters of the universal helmet law.
Are half helmets legal in Louisiana?
Yes, half helmets are legal in Louisiana, but only if they are DOT approved. Non-DOT-approved helmets are not only illegal but extremely unsafe.
When did Louisiana pass the helmet law?
Louisiana passed the universal helmet laws in 2004. Although the universal helmet law came a bit later than desired, it has nonetheless saved many lives.