Posted by: Jerry Garrett | May 19, 2011

Feds Cracking Down on Fake Biker Lids

Not DOT-approved lids.


The federal government is cracking down on those scofflaws who would try to circumvent motorcycle helmet laws by wearing novelty lids. For greater detail, you can check out my post about this on The New York Times’s Wheels blog this week.

But to illustrate the point here, there’s almost never a good outcome to not wearing the proper DOT-approved helmet.

Jerry Garrett

May 19, 2011

(P.S. Shocked readers continue to alert us to new abuses of the novelty helmet laws. See below.)

(Only rear seat passenger, pictured below, wears DOT-approved headgear)

(Felony helmet head, below)


  1. This sad example of motorcycle safety was just pointed out by a sharp-eyed reader, and watcher of “Top Gear”:
    Is that a wok, or a bedpan?

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