Status of Helmet Law introduced in State Legislature

Last Spring a new helmet law was introduced into the State legislature that would make it illegal to ride without a helmet if you don’t have proper insurance.

ABATE as a nice write up .  I personally have mixed feelings about this.  Making someone else pay because you are choosing to ride without ATGATT is not cool.  However, I don’t like the government continuing to invade our personal decisions either.

Anyone heard of the status on this?  I believe it went into committee, but that was quite a while ago.  Sound off in the comments if you know any details or want to weigh in on the subject.

5 Responses to Status of Helmet Law introduced in State Legislature

  1. Joe Van Orsdol says:

    That is crazy! Personally I never (well maybe around the block) ride without a helmet but I don’t like being told what to do. Sounds like they just want probable cause to pull over anyone not wearing one.

  2. Dan says:

    I simply read it as the idiots that ride without a lid can pay their own damn way for their much more expensive injuries.

  3. Cuda says:

    I believe in ATGATT, and ride that way. Here is another and probably as uncomfortable big brother type scary way to do it.: the insurance company could reduce the amount they pay or increase the deductible for medial based on weather you were wearing a helmet or ATGATT or not. Thoughts?

  4. killergasser says:

    I’m with Joe, just another reason to pull people over.

  5. Jerry Yeast says:

    It seems that it’s a pretty good compromise to allow the freedom to ride without protection, but require personal responsibility and not ask society to foot the bill for your ‘freedom’.

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