There is no helmet law statute in Iowa.
There is no fine.
In that Iowa does not have a helmet law, the only standards for helmets are the standards imposed on manufacturers and distributors of helmets -- Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218 -- which is as it should be.
We have been unable to uncover any court decision from a court of record, either from the Iowa Appellate or Supreme Courts, which indicates that the question of whether or not a helmet law drafted for Iowa would be upheld as constitutional.
It's not very clear from the record, but we are informed and believe that Iowa only had a helmet law from September, 1975, to August of 1976.
Last updated: September, 2000
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