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Speak Out: A Helmet Law is Necessary

State remains without a helmet law, but should it have one?

Is it time for South Carolina to enact a helmet law for motorcyclists?

A S.C. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman sent a message to media outlets Thursday following the death of a Lowcountry motorcyclist, urging attention to "noticeable numbers" in motorcycle deaths.

All four motorcycle deaths this month have occurred in the Lowcountry and none were wearing helmets. . 

The state has a seatbelt law, and also asks pedestrians to wear visible clothing when walking at night. Late last year, charges were threatened against a man, attired in dark clothing and riding a dark-colored horse, due to a horse v. car wreck in Summerville. However, every time a helmet law is brought up at the state level, it has failed to become law.

Is it time for South Carolina to enact a helmet law for motorcyclists? Tell us in the comments!

Tom Utley January 20, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Yep, and thanks to government regulations, health insurance companies can not sell a policy that does not include health coverage of injuries due to motorcycle accident. Even before Obamacare, the health insurance industry has been hamstrung and really destroyed by government regulation. I'd love to buy a health plan that doesn't include people who own motorcylces, people who hang glide, bungee jump, rock climb, or basically any other "extreme" sport. I'm sure it would be pretty cheap.
Tom Musolf January 20, 2013 at 03:49 AM
Simple "YES" or "NO" question ! Why the drama? Either like it or don't.
Lisa Fox January 20, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Yes South Carolina Should have a helmet law for motor cycles and mopeds. While we are there, there should be a helmet for bikes for kids under 14 as well. Brain injuries can result in instant death or life long disability.
OSURN January 20, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Let people make their own choices. Also, we need the organ donors. SC has one of the shortest wait lists for donors, mostly because of the no helmet law. We can't protect people who want to take such risks. At least we have others who will benefit. Harsh but true.
Lisa Fox January 20, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Osurn that is one way of looking at it.

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