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is there a helmet law (for motorcycles) in your state?

do you think all 50 states should have a helmet law? i live in arkansas and there is not a helmet law here. i think all 50 states should have a helmet law...especially since its a law to wear your seat belt in your car, i just think there should be a law for motorcycles too! what are your thoughts?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Apr. 22, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Georgia- Yes.
    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 2:34 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • NY - yes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • KS - no, as far as I know there is not a helmet law here. I think people should wear helmets but if one is determined to take unbelievable chances with their life, they will and no amount of fines will stop them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • NC - yes.

    I know SC doesn't (or didn't the last time I was there) and I get so irritated. Once, a guy on a crotch rocket with no helmet did a wheelie while passing me. I seriously wanted to scream at him that he was an effing moron. I mean - really. WHY should there HAVE to be a law to make you want to wear your helmet? Heck, back before kids, I only rode my DH's motorcycle once without my jacket - I was always terrified that we'd wreck and I'd get road rash.
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 2:48 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • OK - I think it is under 21 you have to wear one, and over 21 they dont care. I think there should be a mandatory one no matter the age though. It may have changed as I havent paid attention to it in the past 10 or so years since my dad stopped riding.
    AK_aries

    Answer by AK_aries at 2:52 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • Texas exempts riders 21 years or older if they can either show proof of successfully completing a motorcycle operator training and safety course or can show proof of having a medical insurance policy. A peace officer may not stop or detain a person who is the operator of or a passenger on a motorcycle for the sole purpose of determining whether the person has successfully completed the motorcycle operator training and safety course or is covered by a health insurance plan.

    http://www.iihs.org/laws/HelmetUseCurrent.aspx
    Mrs.B3

    Answer by Mrs.B3 at 2:55 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • MI- yes
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:57 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • IL - No
    mama2br00ke

    Answer by mama2br00ke at 4:40 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

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