Friday, March 16, 2007

Motorcycle helmet laws debated in Missouri

While Missouri is one of 20 states that requires a motorcycle rider to wear a helmet, some lawmakers and bikers are planning to change that.

The Rolla Daily News reports on the the push by memebers of the Missouri State House to repeal mandatory motor cycle helmet laws.

Bill HB155 would allow motorcycle riders over 21 to legally ride without a helmet. While supporters of the bill praise it as a win for personal freedom, opponents say that repealing helmet laws will only lead to more deaths from accidents.

What do you think? The issue of motorcycle helmet laws is hot topic in states beyond Missouri. Is safety more important than the personal choice of motorcycle riders?

Would you ride without a helmet if it were legal in your state? Leave a comment and tell us your story.