Monday, March 30, 2015

Bill to repeal Tennessee helmet law defeated

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee senate committee voted to keep a lid on it March 26, voting down a bill that would have repealed the state’s helmet law for adults 21 and older.

The Automobile Club of America opposed the repeal, saying it would lead to more highway deaths. A survey AAA conducted in October found 91 percent of Tennesseans were in favor of the current helmet law.

Garry Griffith, Griffith Cycle, told WTVC he had a close call on a motorcycle and a helmet saved his life. "Well they'll save your life. You've got nothing between you and the road and they've saved my life before."

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