LA Senate–Elio Motors celebrates a victory…

By: Alese Underwood
Updated: May 14, 2013

Exciting news today for the automaker, as both chambers of the state legislature voted to exempt drivers of the concept car from wearing helmets.

Lawmakers classified the three-wheeled vehicle as an autocycle not a motorcycle.

By law to drive one in the state of Louisiana you needed to wear a helmet — now it’s still seen as a motorcycle technically but the classification as an autocycle brings changes which reenforces that an Elio can be viewed as any other car on the road.

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