Carolina's current helmet law:
shall be worn by operators and passengers under age twenty-one;
helmet design; list of approved helmets.
be unlawful for any person under the age of twenty-one to operate
or ride upon a two-wheeled motorized vehicle unless he wears
a protective helmet of a type approved by the department. Such
a helmet must be equipped with either a neck or chin strap and
be reflectorized on both sides thereof. The department is hereby
authorized to adopt and amend regulations covering the types
of helmets and the specifications therefor and to establish
and maintain a list of approved helmets which meet the specifications
as established hereunder.
of South Carolina amended the above helmet law in 1980 to
allow adult freedom of choice!