60-6,279. Protective helmets; required; when.

(1) A person shall not operate or be a passenger in an autocycle described in subsection (2) of this section, on a motorcycle other than an autocycle, or on a moped on any highway in this state unless such person is wearing a protective helmet of the type and design manufactured for use by operators of such vehicles and unless such helmet is secured properly on his or her head with a chin strap while the vehicle is in motion. All such protective helmets shall be designed to reduce injuries to the user resulting from head impacts and shall be designed to protect the user by remaining on the user's head, deflecting blows, resisting penetration, and spreading the force of impact. Each such helmet shall consist of lining, padding, and chin strap and shall meet or exceed the standards established in the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, 49 C.F.R. 571.218, for motorcycle helmets.

(2) This section applies to an autocycle that has a seating area that is not completely enclosed.

Source:Laws 1988, LB 428, § 2; R.S.1943, (1988), § 39-6,211; Laws 1993, LB 370, § 375; Laws 2018, LB909, § 105.