Motorcycle on the Road

LINCOLN - A bill is being considered in the Nebraska Legislature that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to ride without a helmet.

A variety of organizations in Nebraska have come together to strongly oppose LB91, including Triple A Nebraska.

Public Affairs Specialist Brian Ortner says if you look at the statistics, helmets are proven to reduce the risk of head injury.

"A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that helmets reduce head injury by 69 percent and lower the death rate by 42 percent. This study was just done back in 2020. States without a universal helmet law have seen a 57 percent death rate among motorcyclists who aren't wearing a helmet."

According to a survey conducted by Triple A, 81 percent of Nebraskans support maintaining the state’s current law.

Proponents want the option to choose if they wear a helmet or not.

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