Saturday, February 03, 2007

Controversy in Virginia over motorcycle helmet law

Should laws demand that bikers wear a helmet? The debate over helmet laws is a hot topic in several states, such as Texas and Arizona.

WTKR.com reports The Commonwealth of Virginia is also dealing with the issue of helmets. House Bill 3077 in The Virginia House of Delegates decriminalizes riding a motorcycle without a helmet, lowering fines and demerits on a biker's driver license.

Bikers who ride without helmets are subject to a fine of up to $250. The new bill would drop the fine to $25.

What do you think? Should bikers have to wear a helmet or not? Is freedom the issue...or safety? Leave a comment below.