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

s lead to nearly 150 fatalities and to more than 2,500 injuries. According to that same table of data, approximately 15 percent of the people killed in Tennessee motorcycle accidents between the years of 1999 and 2008 were either not wearing helmets or they were not wearing their helmets in what was considered a proper manner.

“This bill, if it becomes law, would represent a departure from the norm for motorcycle riders in Tennessee. We want to make sure that everyone is aware of what is happening with regards to this issue and that people who are concerned make their voices heard with their representatives. We hope that however this issue is resolved that the safety of people on the roads of the state is the top priority,” said Michael D. Ponce, the Managing Attorney at Michael D. Ponce & Associates.

The attorneys at the firm would like for the public to be aware that this bill is being considered and that it could become law if it advances through the legislative process and is ultimately signed by the governor. The attorneys would also like to encourage the public to use the utmost caution when riding on a motorcycle, whether a helmet is required or not.

About Michael D. Ponce & Associates

Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.poncelaw.com, is a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who have been handling cases on behalf of clients in legal matters including personal injury and negligence, motorcycle accidents, car accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, premises liability, swimming pool accidents, dog bite injuries, bed bug cases, wrongful death and social security disability matters.

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