This list of Alaska motorcycle helmet laws is a reference only and you should always refer to the Alaska D.O.T. for current requirements. Please e-mail us if you believe our Alaska motorcycle helmet law information is out of date or otherwise incorrect.
Alaska motorcycle helmet law
In Alaska, a person 18 or older "may not" be required to wear a Motorcycle helmet when operating a motorcycle, if the operator holds a motorcycle license. This law is currently being challenged as "vague," because the law, as written, is unclear as to the precise helmet requirements. As written, the law seems to require that only operators under 18 are required to wear motorcycle helmets.
The law does not address motorcycle helmet requirements for passengers. Because this law is capable of many interpretations, it is advisable to check with Alaska's Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety to determine whether you might be subject to a mandatory helmet law before taking a motorcycle on Alaska roadways.
The law does, however, require that anyone subject to wear a motorcycle helmet must wear a helmet that conforms to the standards established by regulation by Alaska's Public Safety Commissioner. If a motorcycle helmet is required, it must allow for normal peripheral vision and hearing and must minimize neck injuries to the wearer.
MISCELLANEOUS MOTORCYCLE LAWS
Daytime Use Of Headlight
Periodic Safety Inspection
65 MPH Speed Limit
Chapter 35. Miscellaneous Provisions. Article 5. Miscellaneous Offenses. Sec. 28.35.245 Motorcycle Helmets.:
Title 28. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 05. Administration. Article 2. Vehicle Equipment Standards. Section 28.05.081 Approval of vehicle equipment.
"(c) After January 1, 1978, a motorcycle helmet may not be manufactured or sold in this state that does not conform to standards established in regulations adopted by the commissioner. These regulations must provide for helmets that allow normal peripheral vision and hearing and minimize neck injuries to the wearer potentially caused by the helmet. For the purposes of this section and AS 28.05.011(2), a motorcycle helmet is considered to be vehicle equipment."