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Maryland Motorcycle Helmet Choice

March 11, 2009

Maryland Motorcycle Helmet Choice

There is a bill before the Maryland State Senate to make the wearing of motorcycle safety helmets optional for riders and passengers. Senate Bill 776 has many reasonable and science-based provisions, like requiring state health officials to scrape fallen cyclists off Maryland roads, see if they were wearing helmets or not, make two separate piles, and compare their heights.

The bill fails to explain who is going to pay the resulting additional ambulance, emergency room, medical, and highway cleanup costs. On the other hand, It will set riders free to feel the diesel exhaust blow through their hair.


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