Helmets must meet standards established by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and properly fit the child. More information about DOT approved helmets can be found on-line at www.dot.gov. Adults are also encouraged to wear helmets while riding.
The order provides consistency with current State of Montana laws regarding the use of approved helmets for minors on roadways and expands that requirement to include roads, trails and lands within the Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF. For more information about State requirements go on-line to www.mt.gov.
Parents and responsible adults of minors may be subject to fines of $100 or more. For more information contact your local Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF office, or go online towww.fs.usda.gov/bdnf.