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 […]

Pedestrian sign and police lights

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 […]

Paul Chandler

Motorcyclist nearly hits sheriff’s vehicle, later arrested on several charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation into a motorcyclist driving in a careless manner without a helmet in the area of Polk and Miller streets in Chillicothe last weekend led to the arrest of a Kansas City man on several allegations. The motorcyclist allegedly nearly struck a sheriff’s vehicle head-on and refused to […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclist collides with pickup in Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Police Department reports a motorcycle rider sustained injuries when the motorcycle and a pickup truck collided in Chillicothe on Thursday afternoon. The rider was taken to Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe for evaluation. The motorcycle rider reportedly exited a business in the 400 block of South Washington Street, entered into the northbound lane, […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclist crashes on Highway 116 striking car west of Cowgill; driver accused of driving while intoxicated

The highway patrol reports a Richmond man received serious injuries when the motorcycle he was operating struck a car, then went off Highway 116 and overturned in southern Caldwell County. Forty-six-year-old Michael Milligan of Richmond was flown by medical helicopter to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. The driver of the car, 54-year old Manley […]

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 […]