CDC: Helmet Laws Save Money

CDC: Helmet Laws Save Money

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows universal helmet laws save money in the states where they are enacted. The CDC has always been pro-helmet, pointing to studies that motorcycle fatality rates decrease in the states that require all riders to wear motorcycle helmets. However, this report took an […]

Michigan Bikers May Soon Be Free To Choose Whether To Wear Helmets

Michigan Bikers May Soon Be Free To Choose Whether To Wear Helmets

Motorcyclists in Michigan may soon have the freedom of choosing to wear a motorcycle helmet or not when they go out for a ride. The Michigan Senate recently approved a repeal of the helmet requirement in the state. If the governor signs off on the legislation as well, riders over the age of 21 who […]

South Carolina To Vote Soon On Motorcycle Helmet Laws For All Riders

Motorcycle helmet laws have been in the forefront of the legislative world across the nation as of late, and issues surrounding the legislation will soon come to a head in South Carolina. Currently, only riders under 21 are required to wear protective headgear while riding, but some legislators are pushing for a mandatory helmet law […]

New Hampshire Senator Condemns Federal Interference In Helmet Laws

Federal legislators are still debating the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Improvement Act of 2011, which could have big repercussions for motorcycle riders. While the issue of motorcycle helmet laws has been left up to the states in the past, several versions of the bill have included an amendment that would indirectly force states to […]

American Motorcyclist Association Supports Senator’s Stand On Helmets

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) praised U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) for standing up against a proposal that would have indirectly forced states to pass mandatory helmet laws. U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) was poised to introduce the proposal on Dec. 14 during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on S. 1449 — […]