Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]

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Trenton Light Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association to hold bike show

The Trenton Light Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association will hold a bike show in Chillicothe. The show will benefit the “Run for the Son,” an effort to provide transportation to pastors, evangelists, and Christian workers around the world. The show will be held rain or shine in the Calvary Baptist Church parking lot […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs huge megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal

Governor Mike Parson has signed into law today a bill with a component that lets some motorcyclists cruise without a helmet. Under House Bill 1963, a massive state transportation proposal, motorcycle riders can go helmetless if they are at least 26 years old, have medical insurance, and have proof of financial responsibility. The wide-ranging bill […]

Motorcycle Rider With Helmet

Missouri motorcycle helmet legislation still under review

Missouri’s governor is still reviewing legislation that would allow some motorcyclists to ride without a helmet. The provision is included in a large transportation bill that is now on Governor Mike Parson’s desk. Parson’s spokeswoman, Kelli Jones, told Missourinet on Wednesday that the large bill is still under review. Current Missouri law requires every person operating […]

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Audio: Pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities increasing in Missouri

State officials say pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities are increasing in Missouri.     Missouri transportation officials say 108 pedestrians were killed in Missouri in 2019, the largest number of pedestrian fatalities in Missouri in the LAST DECADE. The state Department of Transportation also says 118 motorcyclists were killed in 2019, a TEN percent increase from […]

Big Bam (Bicyclists Across Missouri)

Bicycle Across Missouri announces 2020 route in southeast Missouri

Missouri Life Magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) will ride for the first time in Southeast Missouri in 2020. The upcoming sixth annual five-day recreational ride across our state will be hosted by the following overnight towns: Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Cape Girardeau, Perryville, Farmington, and Ste. Genevieve. Riders will start on June 1 in Poplar […]

Motorcycles at Bikefest

Audio: 90,000 motorcyclists heading to Lake of the Ozarks for largest motorcycle rally in Midwest

About 90,000 motorcyclists are heading to Lake of the Ozarks, for the largest motorcycle rally in the Midwest.  J.T. Gerlt from our Versailles affiliate KTKS has the story.     There will be vendor villages, live music, two Harley Davidson motorcycle giveaways and a wide selection of food and drink specials at several locations including […]

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Motorcyclist crashes into SUV, life-flighted to hospital in Columbia

The highway patrol reports the driver of a motorcycle was injured in a rural southwest Carroll County accident. Fifty-two-year-old Jeffrey Vogan of Huntsville was listed with serious injuries and flown by air ambulance to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Wright, the driver of the SUV wasn’t hurt during the crash. Vogan had been northbound […]

Motorcycle

As the weather warms drivers are urged to watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a […]