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Minnesota helmet law

House Research
Bill Summary


FILE NUMBER: H. F. 858   DATE: February 25, 1999
Version: As Introduced   STATUS: Transportation Policy committee
Authors: Workman; Sviggum; Marko;
Subject: Admissibility of evidence of motorcycle helmet non-use
Analyst: John Williams, 651-296-5045

 

This document can be made available in alternative formats upon request. Please call (651) 296-6753 [voice]; or the Minnesota State Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529 [TTY] for assistance.

Prohibits the admission into evidence in any civil litigation involving motor vehicle injuries of any proof of the use or non-use of a helmet by a motorcycle operator age 18 or older. Under present law helmets are required to be used only by motorcycle operators under age 18.

 

Allows admission of evidence of helmet use in actions for damages from allegedly defective helmets.

 

Repeals the present law that allows evidence of helmet non-use to be admitted in mitigation of damages suffered by motorcycle operators or passengers.

The new law would apply to all causes of action arising on and after August 1, 1999.

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