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Tennessee Senate Advances Bill Lowering Requirements for Wearing Helmets on Motorcycles
Date:6/12/2013

(PRWEB) June 12, 2013

Michael D. Ponce & Associates is a law firm in Tennessee whose attorneys have spent several years representing clients who have been wrongfully injured in car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents and other types of crashes. Part of the firm’s mission is to help inform the public in general with regards to laws that may affect their safety while they are on the roads of Tennessee. As such, the firm hereby alerts the public to a report that appeared on the Murfreesboro Post Web site recently that detailed the advancement of a bill that would loosen the requirements for wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle.

The report appeared on the Murfreesboro Post Web site on March 18, 2013 and the article that was entitled, “TN Report: Ketron promotes seat belt bill” discussed the process that was occurring with relation to the bill. As of the publishing of the article, the motorcycle helmet bill known as SB548 that was at issue had passed through the Senate Transportation Committee by a vote of 6-3. As a result, the bill will now be considered by the full Senate.

The bill would allow motorcyclists who are over the age of 25 and who have met safety requirements that are to be determined by the state to ride motorcycles without wearing a helmet. The article states that as of now, those safety requirements include meeting minimum insurance requirements, completing a qualified safety course and paying a $50 fee to the state.

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, the state agency that tracks and records data regarding Tennessee motorcycle accidents, more than 3,200 crashes occur in the state every year. These accident
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