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Old 11-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Require that you wear supplemental eye protection when using a full face helmet?

Oklahoma does not have a helmet law but does require shatter resistant eye protection. I expect a full face helmet provides all the eye protection someone would need but can't find anything to say goggles are/are not required when using a FF helmet.

I've alway worn goggles with foam edges to seal around my face cause my eyes don't like the wind but I've yet to wear a FF helmet and just recently obtained one.

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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I just looked up the Michigan law, since it was recently overturned and all it says for the new helmetless law states "that riders 21 years and older who have 2 years riding experience, passed the motorcycle Safety Course and carry $20,000 of medical insurance can ride without a helmet. " Can't find anything beyond that in terms of eyewear.

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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I found an obscure reference to, but not an actual ordinance, that requires eye protection unless riding a bike without a windscreen.

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Face shield is eyewear. I doubt a cop will be bored enough to nail you for not wearing glasses under it.

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Being made of polycarbonate, the face shield is clearly shatter-resistant. And it protects the eyes when in the down position, therefore it is "eye protection" when it is down. However, when you raise it up, it no longer is protecting your eyes.

So I'm not sure how much clearer it needs to be for ya. A fullface helmet with the visor down is shatter-resistant eye protection. I suppose you could technically get busted for lifting the visor up at a stoplight or something... but realistically, I doubt it would ever be an issue.

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I found an obscure reference to, but not an actual ordinance, that requires eye protection unless riding a bike without a windscreen.
Do you think a normal road cop is going to know/worry about something obsure?
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It only applies if the visor is up, then in that case you need eyewear. However, that is common sense and you are a moron for not using glasses with the visor up and also if you dont wear a helmet to begin with. Also, what about those like myself who have smoked visors? Common sense man common sense.

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Missouri does not. they just require a helmet and for the helmet to be DOT approved.

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Being made of polycarbonate, the face shield is clearly shatter-resistant. And it protects the eyes when in the down position, therefore it is "eye protection" when it is down. However, when you raise it up, it no longer is protecting your eyes.

So I'm not sure how much clearer it needs to be for ya. A fullface helmet with the visor down is shatter-resistant eye protection. I suppose you could technically get busted for lifting the visor up at a stoplight or something... but realistically, I doubt it would ever be an issue.
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It only applies if the visor is up, then in that case you need eyewear. However, that is common sense and you are a moron for not using glasses with the visor up and also if you dont wear a helmet to begin with. Also, what about those like myself who have smoked visors? Common sense man common sense.
This is Oklahoma. Our cops are obscure. I wanted to be certain.
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In Oklahoma a full face helmet is all you need. Open helmets(or no helmet) require eye protection.

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