Las Vegas, Nev., May 16, 2011 - With a bill now pending in the state legislature that would partially repeal the current motorcycle helmet law, it’s more important than ever to think about the benefits of wearing a helmet and motorcycle safety. Senate Bill 177 would repeal the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet requirement for persons age 21 or older.
“The safety of everyone is our main concern,” says State Farm® spokeswoman Angela Thorpe.“We believe utilizing helmets while driving or riding a motorcycle is in the public’s best interest no matter what your age.”
According to a recent national motorcycle fatality report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 37 percent of the time helmets were effective at preventing fatal injuries to motorcyclists.
Here are some additional tips for drivers and motorcyclists while they share the road.
Tips for MotorcyclistsThe GHSA has identified the following tips for motorcyclists
Nationally, State Farm® insures nearly a million motorcycle riders and has offered motorcycle insurance for nearly 50 years.
Angela Thorpe, State Farm Insurance (303) 264-1560.
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