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HELMETS: Dumb idea to dump helmet law

So Republican state Sen. Don Benton wants to dump our motorcycle helmet law (TNT, 1-31)? The anti-helmet “lobby” says, “It’s not the government’s job to protect us from ourselves.”

Well then, it should not be the government’s (i.e., taxpayers’)job to be forced to keep one of these characters in a nursing home in a coma for the rest of his days because he splattered his brains all over the highway.

I spend a month in Hawaii every year. Hawaii has no helmet law. I am appalled reading in the newspaper the number of motorcycle accident deaths just during the

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