Thursday, January 25, 2007

Texas bikers demand right to ride without helmets

Texas motorcycle riders made sure their voices, and engines, were heard loudly in the state capitol of Austin.

According to, over 1000 bikers converged in Austin last Monday to voice their opinions on Texas motorcycle laws.

The bikers rode in support for stiffer penalties for those who injure or kill motorcycle riders.

The bikers also had a more controversial request concerning state helmet laws. Texas law current allows riders over 21 to ride without helmets, but only with special training or insurance. The bikers want no restriction on riding without helmet.

What do you think of the Texas helmet laws and the demands of the bikers? Should all bikers be allowed to ride without helmets with no restrictions? Are the current laws just fine? Post a comment and tell us what you think.