Virginia House Rejects Helmet Repeal

The Virginia House of Delegates voted 51-46 against legislation that will repeal the State's mandatory helmet law. There were several...

The Virginia House of Delegates voted 51-46 against legislation that will repeal the State's mandatory helmet law.

There were several statements made for and against the measure:
"There is a valid public safety issue here," said Republican Del. John O'Bannon, a Henrico County neurologist. "We don't let people with bad vision drive, we don't let people with bald tires on their cars drive, and this is in that same category. ...This is a no-brainer."
I think this is a bad analogy. Folks with bad vision or bald tires are a danger to other drivers. But bikers who don't wear helmets are not a danger to other drivers. I don't see how this argument flies.

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