Over the past decade many states have repealed universal helmet laws; only 20 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico require mandatory helmet usage for all riders.  Those remaining states either have no law or only require helmets under various age restrictions.  

This report coincides with renewed efforts on both sides of the helmet law.  Some states, such as Oregon, are currently considering repealing the universal helmet law.  The city of Myrtle Beach, SC had its mandatory helmet law struck down by the South Carolina Supreme Court, which deemed the city ordinance unable to supercede state laws.  Nationally, the National Transportation Safety Board placed this measure on its "Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements" for November 2010.  

Helmet use makes motorcycle riding safer.  It reduces the risk of cervical spine injury, reduces traumatic brain injuries, and greatly reduces the chance of death.

Have You Been Injured In A South Carolina Motorcycle Accident?

If you've been injured in motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.248.7486 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.

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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.
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