Sec. 24-13.† Protective helmets.

 

(a)†† A person shall not operate or be a passenger on a motorcycle or moped on any highway, as defined in section 24-1, in the city unless such person is wearing a protective helmet of the type and design manufactured for use by operators of such vehicles and unless such helmet is secured properly on his or her head with a chin strap while the vehicle is in motion.† All such protective helmets shall be designed to reduce injuries to the user resulting from head impacts and shall be designed to protect the user by remaining on the userís head, deflecting blows, resisting penetration, and spreading the force of impact.† Each such helmet shall consist of lining, padding, visor, and chin strap and shall meet or exceed the standards established in the United States Department of Transportationís Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, 49 C.F.R. 571.218, for motorcycle helmets.

 

(b)†† Any person using a protective helmet purchased prior to July 9, 1988, which is labeled to show that it conforms with applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards shall be deemed to be in compliance with subsection (a).

 

(c)†† Any person who violates subsection (a) shall be guilty of an offense and shall be fined fifty dollars ($50.00).†

 

Source:  Ord. No. 3914, ß 1, 11-16-92