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Should Tennessee’s Mandatory Helmet Law Be Repealed?

For the last 20 years, a company of motorcyclists gathered at the State Capitol to encourage lawmakers to repeal the mandatory helmet law of Tennessee. The law was enacted in 1967 and remains a controversial topic for motorcycle riders. The latest bill would allow anyone who is 21 years old and up with motorcycle insurance and health insurance (excluding TennCare) to ride their motorcycles without a helmet. If the pill passed, police would not be able to issue a citation for a helmet law violation, unless there is an additional citation issued for any other traffic violation. Motorcyclists Have Varying Opinions on Requiring Helmets To say the topic is controversial among motorcyclists in Tennessee may be a bit of an understatement. On the one hand, it is a well-known and proven fact helmets save lives. The chief medical officer offered the following statistics in favor of the mandatory helmet law:…
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