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SAT-006: Motorcycle Helmet Use

Motorcycle Helmet Use: The Wisconsin Medical Society:

  • Supports legislation that requires helmet use for all users of motorcycles, whether as an operator or passenger and covering all age groups.
  • Encourages physicians to be aware of motorcycle risks and safety measures and to counsel their patients who ride motorcycles to wear other appropriate protective gear, receive appropriate training in the safe operation of their motorcycle, and comply with Wisconsin licensing laws.
  • Believes that such motorcycle helmets should minimally meet the standards for protective helmets as proposed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), and ideally meet the standards of the Snell Memorial Foundation.
  • Believes that motorcycle helmet laws should apply to other motorized vehicles such as mopeds, scooters and all-terrain vehicles. (HOD, 0416)