NTSB Urging Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is advocating universal motorcycle helmet laws for all riders in all states. Of the 47 states that currently have motorcycle helmet laws, 27 require helmets only for certain riders — usually those under 18. Washington, D.C. and 20 states require helmets for all motorcycle riders. Previously, Florida legislation required […]

Feds Advise States to Adopt Helmet Laws

The federal government is urging all states to adopt mandatory motorcycle helmet laws after a troubling new report revealed an increase in fatalities related to head injuries. In the mid 1990s, most states had a helmet law on the books, as the federal government threatened to withhold funding for highway projects if the states did […]

NTSB urges states to adopt helmet laws

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all states adopt motorcycle helmet laws in order to cut down on a rising number of fatalities stemming from motorcycle accidents. According to the Associated Press, 20 states currently have full helmet laws requiring all riders to wear helmets, while three states – Iowa, Illinois and […]

Repeal Of Helmet Law May Lure Bikers To South Carolina Rally

For many riders, being a part of the motorcycle community means attending rallies. These events are a chance to socialize, show off a bike, and pick up the latest motorcycle parts and accessories. For a number of years, the annual rally in Myrtle Beach was a popular event among east coast riders. Yet South Carolina’s […]

Novelty helmets don’t protect

Bikers have heard for years about the importance of wearing a motorcycle helmet when they ride, but some may not know the limited protection that some helmets offer. So-called “novelty helmets” have been cited as providing little protection in serious crashes. According to the Statesville Record and Landmark, police and transportation officials have said that […]