Essential Pittsburgh
9:21 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Reasking the Question: Should Wearing A Motorcycle Helmet Be A Matter of Choice in PA?

What are some of the reasons bikers have for not wearing a helmet? We want to know.
What are some of the reasons bikers have for not wearing a helmet? We want to know.
Credit Albert Lynn / WESA

Since the repeal of Pennsylvania's helmet law there has been an increase in motorcycle deaths. There has also been a doubling of motorcycle registrations. Rep. Dan Frankel has introduced legislation that would again require motorcyclists to wear helmets. Charles Umbenhauer, lobbyist for the group Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education of Pennsylvania feels helmets should be a choice.