The Fiscal Case for No Helmets?
Critics of Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 743, which would eliminate the requirement to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle, often cite the medical costs associated with head injuries. But one lobbyist without a dog in the fight chortles that he’s seen the statistics and it should actually generate a positive fiscal note. Those without helmets die, but those with helmets live and need medical attention.
Originally in February 27 MOScout.