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HELMETS: Legislator can’t be serious about repeal

Letter by John R. Hickman, Tacoma on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:51 am | No Comments »
February 6, 2013 1:33 pm

Re: “Ride without a helmet? Not at public’s expense” (editorial, 2-5).

Your editorial is spot on. I have ridden a motorcycle since I was 16. Forty-five years later, I still enjoy a good ride with friends, but I can’t think of a more regressive piece of legislation than to repeal the helmet law. Surely state Sen. Don Benton can’t be serious.

I can’t find any rational basis as to why the taxpayers should be responsible for lifetime care of a fellow rider so he can feel the breeze go through his hair. Let’s move on to the more serious issues facing this state, like funding basic education.

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