TN Helmet Law Repeal Fails
The latest effort to rescind Tennessee's
motorcycle helmet law for adult riders has failed for the year.
Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville asked the Senate
Transportation Committee on Wednesday to place his measure on the
panel's first calendar of next year's legislative session.
The House had previously sent the companion bill to a summer
Supporters argue that doing away with the helmet law could boost
tourism in the state, but opponents point to the increased cost of
treating head injuries for helmetless riders.