Let's say you needed to make a quick run to the convenience store. Since it was just around the corner, you hopped on your motorcycle and didn't bother putting on a helmet. Sure, the law requires you to wear one, but you didn't think it would be a problem.
You're 25 years old, you've taken your motorcycle safety courses, and you've been riding for four years. Under Pennsylvania law, that means you don't have to wear a helmet. You meet all of the criteria and can leave the helmet at home if you want.
The same intersection along a strip of Route 8 in southern Butler County was the site of two significant auto accidents over the past week. The site of these crashes was near the exit of the Cogo's parking lot in Middlesex Township.