Helmet Law Repeal Considered in Nebraska

An effort is underway in Nebraska to repeal the helmet law. Senator Adrian Smith, of Gering, has submitted the proposal, after a similar p...

An effort is underway in Nebraska to repeal the helmet law. Senator Adrian Smith, of Gering, has submitted the proposal, after a similar proposal died back in 2003 due to time constraints.
"It's a matter of personal freedom," he said Thursday before the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee discussed his proposal. "Law enforcement has better things to do."
However, Bob Smith, who rides an HD Ultra Classic, says that he's against the repeal, claiming that:
"There's enough evidence there to show that riding without a helmet causes a lot of head injuries."
Excuse me, but "riding without a helmet" causes head injuries? No, it's more like falling off of a motorcyle at high speeds that causes head injuries. But what do you care if I hurt myself riding a motorcycle Bob? There's a lot more people sustaining serious injuries in automobile accidents then there are motorcyclists getting head injuries. How about we create a law that forces all car drivers to wear protective head and neck gear? Does that make sense to you Bob?

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