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Missouri Helmet Law Limbo

May 21, 2009

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About two months after most news outlets reported its repeal, the state of Missouri still has a helmet law for riders over the age of 21. It is the same law that has been on the books for forty years. If you are 21 in Missouri you can still buy a gun, act in pornography, […]

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Illinois Helmet, Tattoo Laws

April 2, 2009

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The Illinois Senate said no to a mandatory motorcycle helmet law yesterday. The bill failed by a vote of 42 to 14. Illinois last had a helmet law in 1969 when the state Supreme Court ruled the law that was then in effect to be unconstitutional. Illinois is one of only three states, along with […]

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West Virginia, Tennessee Helmet Laws

March 25, 2009

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I you plan to ride in either West Virginia or Tennessee this summer don’t forget to wear your special plastic hat. Bills to end mandatory helmet laws in both states died this week. Both bills lost to the argument that letting bikers go helmetless would cost everybody too much money. Tennessee In Tennessee House Bill […]

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Illinois Helmet Law

March 6, 2009

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Illinois is closer to having a helmet law than it has been in 40 years. Illinois enacted a motorcycle helmet law in 1967 but the law was ruled unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1969 and repealed. Illinois is one of only three states, along with Iowa and New Hampshire, that have absolutely no […]

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Vote For Charlie

January 16, 2009

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The helmet law fight continues. Freshman Senator Charlie Janssen introduced a bill (Legislative Bill 200) in the Nebraska State Senate this week to repeal that state’s helmet law. Janssen’s proposed law would let riders who are 21-years-old or older wear anything on their heads that they please when riding a motorcycle. Riders who are between […]

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The Helmet Culture War

November 25, 2008

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The war over motorcycle helmets is now in its 44th year. Everything that can be said has been said. And, yet the argument persists like malaria. If you are reading this, you probably do not appreciate helmet laws. But, let’s start by being honest, anyway. Okay? Why This Issue There is an overwhelming preponderance of […]

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