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Florida Helmet Law FAQs

What do I need to do to be able to legally ride a motorcycle without a helmet in the state of Florida?

You need to be at least 21 years of age and have at least $10,000.00 worth of medical coverage insurance to be able to operate or ride upon a motorcycle without a helmet.

Where can I buy PIP insurance for my motorcycle?

You can't. There is no PIP insurance for motorcycles.

Does my PIP insurance on my car meet the insurance requirements for my motorcycle?

NO, you must have $10,000.00 medical payment insurance or some type of healthcare coverage that does not exclude motorcycles with at least $10,000.00 in coverage.

How much does Medical Payment coverage on my motorcycle cost?

The cost of the coverage depends on your driving record.

Do I have to carry liability insurance on my motorcycle?

It is not required but the above companies require you purchase it to get the Medical Payment insurance coverage.

Can I legally wear my novelty helmet?

If you meet the age requirement and have the proper insurance coverage.

Does my health insurance meet the insurance requirements for my motorcycle?

If it does not exclude motorcycles and has at least $10,000.00 in healthcare benefits. If in doubt request a Certificate of Coverage from your insurance company.

My wife is covered under my company's health insurance, but her name is not on our health insurance card. How does she prove she has insurance?

Carry the top page of your policy that states her name or that it covers family members. If in doubt request a Certificate of Coverage from your insurance company.

Does my VA Benefits meet the insurance requirements for my motorcycle?

Only if you are retired or 100% disabled. Contact your local VA office for confirmation of your coverage.

Does Medicare or Medicaid meet the insurance requirements for my motorcycle?

Yes. If in doubt request a Certificate of Coverage from your insurance company.

Does my passenger have to have his or her own insurance?

Not if your insurance covers both you and the passenger. If it doesn't then the passenger needs to have his or her own insurance coverage.

If I'm not a resident of Florida, what do I need to ride without a helmet in Florida?

You need to be at least 21 years of age and have at least $10,000.00 worth of medical coverage insurance to be able to operate or ride upon a motorcycle without a helmet.

Will the police stop me for not wearing a helmet?

They have stated that they would not stop someone for just a helmet violation, unless they feel they do not meet the age requirement.

Approved Motorcyclist Helmet List from the Florida Highway Patrol
http://www.fhp.state.fl.us/html/helmet.html