Some Oregon Legislators Want to Relax Helmet Law

February 15, 2011

Twenty Oregon legislators want to relax the state’s motorcycle helmet law, so only drivers younger than 21 would be required to wear a helmet.

House Bill 3141 sponsor Rep. Andy Olson, R, believes relaxing the helmet requirements would actually allow riders to hear better and see more while on the road.

The measure is headed to the House Transportation and Economic Development Committee.

Currently, Oregon requires a helmet for everyone on a motorcycle.

Latest Comments

  • February 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    Mac says:
    I agree motorcycles should be banned, along with horseback riding, mountain climbing, parachuting, all forms of racing, skateboarding, roller skating, mountain biking AND show... read more
  • February 16, 2011 at 12:24 am
    b klingenberg says:
    This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Get on with it, helmets save lives and should be mandatet throughout the nation. You may as well suggest to ban motorcyc... read more
  • February 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    A previous comment on this subject 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 co... read more
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