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.