By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Hold on, motorcycle helmets required until January 1

 

Disclaimer: I have never owned, driven or ridden a traditional two-wheel motorcycle. I sat on one owned by my late brother. But in more than five decades as a reporter I have covered numerous accidents involving motorcycles with any variety of other vehicles. I have seen dead bodies and spent time waiting and praying in hospital emergency rooms. I have also covered countless hours of debate about repealing the helmet law.

That said, I must admit I was surprised that the 2023 Legislature passed such a bill (LB91 amended to LB138) to remove the state's helmet law for riders aged 21 and older...



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