Bicycle Helmet Laws

Children Under 12 Years of Age

PennDOT - Bicycle Driver's Manual

A person under 12 years of age shall not operate a pedalcycle or ride as a passenger on a pedalcycle unless the person is wearing a pedalcycle helmet meeting the standards of the American Standards Institute.

The parent of any child and the legal guardian of a minor may be held responsible if that child violates any vehicle laws while operating a pedalcycle on a public street.


Facts

Bicycle Helmet Law Brochure

(Twp News Letter Spring 2009 Road Rules)