MOTORCYCLE HELMET USE, 1994-2013 (1)
Year Percent Year Percent
1994 63% 2007 58%
1996 64 2008 63
1998 67 2009 67
2000 71 2010 54
2002 58 2011 66
2004 58 2012 60
2005 48 2013 60
2006 51    
(1) Based on surveys of motorcyclists using helmets meeting Department of Transportation standards. Surveys conducted in October for 1994-2000 and in June thereafter. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Occupant Protection Use Survey, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Center for Statistics and Analysis.