Helmet exemption

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by geezer, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    For medical reasons I have a permanent exemption card from the province of Manitoba that says I don't have to wear a helmet even though it's the law here. I was wondering if it would be honored in other provinces or states where it's also the law? Does anyone know or where I could find out? I figured this would be the best place to find the info. Thanks Geezer.
     
  2. Animal

    Animal Active Member

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    What would happen is that you would get a ticket and have to go to court to prove your medical condition. The cops really don't care.
     
  3. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Geezer here's a site with lots of info, maybe some contact info if you look.
    No matter what you'll be pulled by every man that you pass and a few that you don't, it will take you a hour to travel 10 min. If nothing else shave you head, paint it black with a DOT sticker on the back and that will probably get you past half to two thirds of them, I've been wanting to get a DOT sticker tattoo on the back of my head just in case I ever have to go thru any of the helmet states. Stay in the states without helmet laws and you'll be fine:)

    50 State Helmet Law Review
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    $50 fine in NE, but I'm sure you'd win the case in court w/med evidence. Probably not worth the fight (court cost > fine) so maybe avoid our state, or take Chopper's route (too funny)...
     
  5. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    Some states say you must have a reflector on your helmet as well, so you need a sticker on your head too Chopper:rofl
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Wow, Chopper, Hobbit and Maine-e-Axe in the same room...I like the team approach to Choppers' proposed haircut design, do you think this startup company has a chance and can go public? Maybe Redkin or Vidal can work it up? :newsmile047:

    My question is Geezer, how did you get a variance, was it medical or physically related (do you have a neck, head or spinal injury)?
     
  7. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    My exemption is because of my migraine headaches which get worse from wearing a helmet. Thanks for the link Chopper. Your idea would be great because I have a lot of face to wash and it wouldn't take much to get rid of the last little bit! Just need the DOT sticker and a reflector now.
     
  8. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    I was told when I took my riding class that in Mo the helmet law is a secondary law like the states seatbelt law meaning you can't get ticketed just for not wearing a lid; but if you get pulled over for another issue, then they can ticket you for no helmet. I have not been able to find documentation on the matter.
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Being in Canada, is there big variations in Helmet laws there? Maybe Steve07 know this one.
     
  10. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    As far as I know, helmets are mandatory in all 10 provinces. That's why I was wondering if my card was good anywhere else. I very seldom get stopped in Manitoba.