Bikers in Texas Demand Helmet Law Changes
Legislators in Texas returned back to the State Capitol to be greeted by thousands of bikers demanding changes to the State's helmet la...
Legislators in Texas returned back to the State Capitol to be greeted by thousands of bikers demanding changes to the State's helmet law, among changes to other laws. The group wants the helmet law changed so that riders 21 years of age and older are free to choose to wear a helmet, claiming that police are using the law to harass bikers:
"I am a registered voter, an American citizen, so I should have the right to decide whether or not I want to wear the helmet, not get pulled over and harrassed," Lupita Macias, biker from El Paso, said.They also want to change driving laws to create stiffer penalities for those who fail to yield on highways.
"We're constantly getting killed. I mean, they run through a stop sign, 'I didn't see him' or they'll even stop and then pull out, 'I didn't see him.' 'I didn't see him.' It's always, 'I didn't see him,'" said another rider.