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.