New Law Could Force Texas Bikers To Wear Helmets
A new bill, if passed, would make Texas a "mandatory helmet" state.
At the moment, Texas is a "conditional" state. Meaning ... if certain conditions regarding age, health insurance and completion of a safety course are met ... motorcycle operators and passengers are not required to wear helmets.
The consensus in Texas has always been, in a nutshell, "let those who ride, decide." A new bill seeks to change that though. (More info here.) If you'd like to see things remain as they are, here's how you can help:
- 1. Contact Representative Victoria Neave by fax at (512) 463-9967 or call either (512) 463-0244 or (972) 288-9438.
- 2. Contact your local representative(s) and let them know you're firmly opposed to this. Click here to get your reps info.
- 3. Contact Speaker Of The House Dennis Bonnen and let him know you're against this. (NOTE: As a freshman, he supported the current helmet law as is.)
- 4. Share this post!!
- 5. Attend Texas Biker Legislative Day January 28, 2019
We need to, once again, put infringing on personal rights and freedoms out of their minds. Side note to Texas bicyclists ... don't think they won't eventually start looking at you. Some Texas cities are already testing those waters.