I am planning on going to NC mountains for a couple days of riding in the next couple of weeks. Was planning on staying in Maggie Valley for a couple of days. Does anyone know if the parkway and Maggie are open? (Lodging and restaurants) I also heard that a helmet is not required in NC for the Slingshot any longer. Is this true or just a rumor?
Here is NC House Bill 211 that has been signed by the governor: (NO HELMET REQUIRED AS ALL SS HAVE ROLL BARS)
theAUTOCYCLE HELMET EXCEPTION
10 SECTION 6.(a) G.S. 20-140.4(a)(2) reads as rewritten:
11 "(a) No person shall operate a motorcycle or moped upon a highway or public vehicular
14 (2) Unless the operator and all passengers thereon wear on their heads, with a
15 retention strap properly secured, safety helmets of a type that complies with
16 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218. This subdivision shall
17 not apply to an operator of, or any passengers within, an autocycle that has
18 completely enclosed seating.seating or is equipped with a roll bar or roll cage."
19 SECTION 6.(b) This section is effective October 1, 2019. Prosecutions for offenses
20 committed before the effective date of this section are not abated or affected by this section, and
21 the statutes that would be applicable but for this section remain applicable to those prosecutions