Are motorcycle riders required to wear helmets in Massachusetts and Rhode Island?
Massachusetts and Rhode Island have different laws regarding motorcycle helmets.
- Massachusetts requires all motorcyclists, including passengers, to wear helmets while riding.
- Rhode Island requires all motorcyclists to wear helmets within the first year of getting their license, regardless of age. After the one-year period is up, only motorcyclists under the age of 21 are required to wear helmets.