Motorcyclists in Nebraska would no longer have to wear helmets under a new bill.
The bill would repeal the law that requires a motorcycle or moped operator or passenger to wear a helmet. Violation of the law is an infraction punishable by a $50 fine. Senator Dave Bloomfield says Nebraska’s helmet law has both an economic and moral impact on the state.
Bloomfield also says the state loses millions of dollars annually because motorcyclists avoid traveling through Nebraska and the right of citizens to make decisions for themselves is infringed upon.