Bicyclists and Pedestrians

GHSA does not track state pedestrian safety laws but does track bicycle helmet laws in states where they have been enacted. Few states have enacted bicycle helmet laws. While GHSA only tracks state laws, many localities require helmet use for some or all bicyclists.

  • 21 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands have a helmet law for bicyclists below a certain age, generally about 16.
    • Only the Virgin Islands and Guam require helmets for all bicyclists.
  • The remaining (unlisted) 29 states and Puerto Rico have no bicycle helmet law.

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Offices.

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GHSA does not track state pedestrian safety laws but does track bicycle helmet laws in states where they have been enacted.

Cops in 4 Mich. cities, including Detroit, to work overtime for pedestrian safety

A pedestrian safety push is coming to four Michigan cities over the next week — Detroit, Warren, Lansing and Kalamazoo — per the state's office of Highway Safety Planning, an office of the Michigan State Police.

Cops in 4 Mich. cities, including Detroit, to work overtime for pedestrian safety

Story by James David Dickson
September 4, 2019

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