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AMA Responds To Helmet Study

AMA Responds To Helmet Study

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found universal motorcycle helmet laws saved states nearly four times as much money as areas with no laws.

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 — […]

New Traffic Bill Proposal Keeps Motorcycle Power In State Hands

Many of the laws that govern motorcyclists, such as those that deal with motorcycle helmets, are enforced at state and local levels. Recent legislation proposed in the Senate is looking to ensure that it will stay that way for at least a few more years, reports Cycle News. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee […]

Roger Lee Hayden Films PSA For Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle safety is one of the foremost issues in the riding world, with battles going on in just about every state over motorcycle helmet laws. While many motorcyclists feel that they should have the option of wearing what they want out on the road, that doesn’t stop the issue of safety education from being important. […]

Massachusetts Bikers Argue For The Economics Of No Helmet Laws

The battle over motorcycle helmets is popping up in just about every state in the country. In states that have no helmet laws, safety advocates are trying to get them passed. In states with laws already in place, bikers are trying to get them overturned. The latter is the case in Massachusetts, where motorcyclists are […]

IIHS Calls For Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws

The IIHS is a non-profit organization funded by insurance companies and dedicated to cutting down on accidents. The group is highly-regarded for their “top safety picks” in both the automotive and motorcycle worlds (although they have faced some criticism from the American Motorcyclist Association in the past). The IIHS recently submitted a report to the […]