Q
Do I have to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle in Virginia?

A
No, Virginia law does NOT require you to wear a helmet.

BUT, a county or city can pass an ordinance to require children 14 years and younger to wear a helmet.

Please remember that a helmet can help reduce your change of a severe injury if you are in a wreck.

For more information on what is required to ride a bicycle on Virginia roads click here.

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