What are the penalties for not wearing a motorcycle helmet in Florida?

Under Florida law, motorcycle riders age 21 and older are not required to wear a helmet so long as they are covered by the minimum insurance policy. However, riders under the age of 21 are required to wear a helmet that complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218. Riders under the age of 21 or riders 21 and older without the required insurance coverage who fail to wear a helmet may be ticketed for a nonmoving violation that carries a fine of $30.

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