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9:13 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Missouri House Votes To Repeal Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri Capitol
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed legislation that would allow motorcyclists to ride without wearing helmets.

House Bill 555 would lift the mandatory helmet requirement for motorcycle drivers and passenger who are at least 21 years of age or older.  It would remain in effect for those under 21.  The sponsor is Republican Rep. Eric Burlison from Springfield, he says the data he’s seen indicates that most motorcycle deaths are from torso injuries, not head trauma.

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