Thursday, April 10, 2003

If it was good enough for Bronco Nagurski, why should Tennesseans have more?

The Tennessee legislature is thinking about repealing its helmet law for motorcycle riders in the Volunteer state, as reported here (registration may be required).

As some of the legislators more or less stated, freedom from wearing a helmet could be OK so long as the state is likewise free of any obligation to pay when motorcyclists suffer irreversible injuries requiring long-term care for which they are unable to pay. (What was actually said was this: "If they calculate any possible risk with people getting injured who may wind up on TennCare, then it will be a tough bill to pass.")

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