Oct

9

Leaving last weekend's Richmond, KY, Checker Tournament, on I-75 I saw an overhead sign and could not believe what it said:

YOUR HELMET MISSING? 

HAVE YOU SIGNED YOUR ORGAN DONOR CARD?
 
I found it to the point and a real attention-getter! I think South Carolina, and my own state of Ohio, are the only two states without a motorcycle helmet law in place.

David Hillman explains:

Helmet LawIt's far more complicated than that. Only four states have no helmet restrictions; South Carolina and Ohio are not among them. Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire are. Ohio and 18 other states exempt adult riders [age 18+]. South Carolina and six other states exempt riders age 21+, and 20 states have full helmet laws [everybody wears]. The full helmet law states are predominantly West coast, Southeast and Northeast. if you're cagey, you can actually ride from Phoenix to Dover, DE without ever donning a hard hat. You see, we hilljacks and clodhoppers out here in the Midwest and Plains [except Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska] don't care much about head injuries. It's true there's not much uglier than a deer strike on a bike, but, hey, give us freedom and/or give us death.


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