Oregon Helmet Law Repeal ?

What sounds like a blow for motorcyclist freedom may prove to be just the opposite.

Here’s a link to a news item in the Insurance Journal.

One comment on the article mentioned that this move was no problem as long as the injured party had private insurance.

Not so ! Insurance premiums will go up due to costs of hospital ICU and long term trauma care. Next, health insurance companies will begin to discriminate against or worse, refuse to insure motorcyclists.

The solution: give motorcyclists the freedom to wear jet style helmets to improve hearing and peripheral vision. They already enjoy this right under the current law and they can even wear the worthless plastic salad bowls that pass for a helmet if they like, but leave the law in place. It’s as much for the protection of those who already wear helmets willingly as well as of those who would otherwise not.

Agree ? Disagree ? Post a comment below.

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