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Helmet Law One Step Closer to Being Repealed

April 6, 2006
By: Jade Mingus
State Capital Bureau

Motorcycle drivers are one ride closer to hitting the road without a helmet.

Jade Mingus has more from the state Capitol.

Missouri's mandatory helmet law could get thrown to the side of the road.

The House passed a measure to repeal the law for riders who are at least twenty-one years old.

Democratic Representative JC Kuessner says getting rid of the helmet law will attract more tourism from riders.

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Contents: We are in the Mid-West. Geographically speaking we are ideal for this type of rally, this type of gathering. But we can't have that because of our motorcycle laws.

Opponents say repealing the mandatory helmet law could cost the state more money from serious injuries.

From the state Capitol, I"m Jade Mingus.

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Hitting the pavement without a helmet is one step closer to reality.

Jade Mingus has the story from the state Capitol.

Missouri riders could soon bypass wearing helmets on the road.

The House approved a bill that allows riders twenty-one years and older to hit the road minus protective headgear.

Republican Reprsentative Brian Nieves said repealing the helmet law gives riders more liberties.

Brian Nieves said getting rid of the current requirements lines up with political advice he recieved ...

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Contents: Brian, never ever ever pass a law that protects me from me.

Opponents of the bill say riding without a helmet lends itself to more serious injuries which could end up costing the state more money.

From the state Capitol, I'm Jade Mingus.