Nebraska bill seeks to overturn motorcycle helmet law
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There’s another effort to make motorcycle helmets optional for riders 21 and older, in Nebraska.
State Sen. Ben Hansen is proposing LB 91, which would make helmets optional for people ages 21 and over, as long as they take a safety class.
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The senator tells KETV:
“I feel and it’s my philosophy that people should have the choice in whether to wear a motorcycle helmet or not when they’re riding a motorcycle,” he said. “Nebraska now is becoming quite an outlier, especially in the Midwest, but in the country now when it comes to helmet laws.”
Brian Ortner, the Nebraska AAA public affairs specialist, said the focus should be on safety and saving lives.
“When there are laws enacted in states, it’s a proven strategy that the number of deaths or severe brain injuries decline when helmet laws are enforced,” Ortner said.