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National mandatory motorcycle helmet law

“It looks like the United States Senate is opening up the debate regarding a National Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law again. A recent press release and alert from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation states:

“The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has learned that, in a hearing held this week by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) repeatedly called for a national mandatory helmet law. The hearing, entitled “Opportunities to Improve Highway Safety,” focused on areas that need improvement when it comes to the landscape of highway injuries and fatalities.

In his opening statement, Lautenberg said that there should be a mandatory motorcycle helmet law for all riders in America. This is typical for the 86-year-old senator. He has routinely attempted to put a federal mandatory helmet law in place before. Lautenberg currently chairs or sits on every single senate committee that has jurisdiction over roads and road safety.

During this hearing, Lautenberg was not alone in his quest for an all-rider federal helmet law. As expected, the spokesperson for the Advocates for Highway Safety also voiced their opinion that a national helmet law is a good idea.”

When we allow government to take away one freedom, we are opening up the door for them to take other freedoms. So, after the mandatory helmet law is enacted, what will be next? Perhaps some day it may even be illegal to even own a motorcycle.”

April 18, 5:43 PM Motorcycle Travel Examiner by Patty Davis

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