The state of Arizona does not require the use of a helmet by riders over 18 years of age. However, the state wants to help riders wishing to wear a helmet purchase one at a reasonable price.
Arizona’s Governor’s Office Of Highway Safety is giving a $50,000 grant to the Arizona Motorcycle Safety And Awareness Foundation (AMSAF) to help promote a helmet purchasing assistance program. The program is open to all Arizona residents 15.5 years old and older.
Helmet assistance process
There is a process to follow to take advantage of the program. Participants must fill out an application and make a tax-deductible donation of $50 to AMSAF. Applicants will then receive a receipt with a promo code and instructions they can take to participating dealers.
The promo code entitles the participant $125 off specified full-face or modular helmets. And, the participating dealer will also give an additional 25% off the MSRP.
In a press release, AMSAF’s Executive Director Mick Degn said:
“This program is possible due to grants, sponsors, donations and partners who want to help reduce crashes and fatalities in Arizona. The helmet program is open to all Arizona residents 15 years, six months old or older. Funds for this program also come from donations, sponsorship and grants.”
“We want to thank AZGOHS Director Alberto Gutier for his continued support for motorcycle safety in Arizona. This helmet program will help individuals garner a quality DOT helmet with some financial assistance from AMSAF and a discount from AMSAF-certified dealers. AMSAF believes the program will afford people the opportunity to purchase a good full-face or modular DOT helmet at a reduced cost.”
Once funds run out, applications will close and the offer will be discontinued.
If you’d like more information about AMSAF’s program, you can go to their website at www.amsaf.org/helmets or call 888-951-3732.