Helmet Law

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.
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.

Government & Politics
1:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

To Wear a Helmet or Not Wear a Helmet? That's Still the Question

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, and while everyone wants to keep riders safe, how to best do that is still up for debate in the commonwealth.

When Gov. Tom Corbett declared May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month he encouraged riders to head to the PennDOT-sponsored website livefreeridealive.com to get tips on how to stay safe while riding. Along with tips such as wearing sturdy shoes and checking tire pressure, it also recommends that riders wear a helmet.

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