JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A new law will allow motorcyclists in Missouri to ride without a helmet starting on Friday, according to KJFF.
Motorcyclists ages 26 and older will have the option to drive a motorcycle without wearing a helmet, thanks to a bill signed in June, if they can provide proof of financial security and insurance.
This contrasts with the current law in Missouri, which requires every passenger and driver of a motorcycle to wear a helmet while the vehicle is in motion.
The law is meant to provide more personal freedom and the option of choice to people in Missouri, who advocates say should be able to decide for themselves if they need a helmet.
Those against the law, however, say that the new law will allow for more unnecessary deaths and injuries that a helmet would have prevented.
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