Pennsylvania used to have a law requiring the wearing of motorcycle helmets when riding a motorcycle, but foolishly repealed that law in 2003. The repeal of this law has surely had some serious and tragic consequences for many people, not only for the injured motorcycle riders themselves, who sustain avoidable head injuries, but also for their families, friends and communities.
Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who ordinarily and sanely wears a helmet when playing pro football, is the latest victim of this kind of most stupid lawmaking. As reported by Alan Robinson on June 13, 2006 in Roethlisberger could be discharged in 3 to 5 days, Roethlisberger suffered multiple facial fractures after being thrown from a motorcycle while not wearing a helmet.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
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