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rider on motorcycle

Texas helmet requirements and exemptions

  • You must wear a helmet if you are under 21.
  • You should always wear a helmet for safety, but you may ride without one if you are over 21 and meet an eligible helmet exemption.

How to ride more safely

  • Wear a helmet and other protective gear.
  • Turn on your headlights and ride defensively.
  • Avoid the center of the lane where debris and oil build up.
  • Follow speed limits and ride at a safe speed.
  • Take a motorcycle safety course.

Where can I find more information?

Safety campaign