It goes without saying that motorcycle helmets save lives. Decades of clear evidence and experience on the subject have removed any need to advance that argument, right?
Republican North Carolina lawmakers, bolstered by House and Senate majorities in Raleigh, are pushing a bill to repeal the state’s helmet laws for adult riders of motorcycles. The message from the bill’s proponents is that freedom of choice should outweigh concerns about safety and expense. That brand of freedom afforded to some, however, can have a nasty way of limiting the freedoms and choices of others.
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