BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Motorcycle riders will have to hold on to their helmets as a bill that would have made it legal for anyone over the age of 21 to ride a motorcycle without head protection failed to make it out of the Louisiana House floor.
However, it will be up for debate again next week.
A group of riders known as ABATE, American Bikers Active Towards Education, supports the bill. They said other states that have adopted a similar law have seen positive results.
"Texas has not seen an increase in fatalities because of their lack of not having a helmet," said ABATE state president Randy Postlewait. "Arkansas'
tourism bureau has it down to every motorcycle that gets on their road per day spends a $100 that day."
House members against the bill compared it to the Louisiana seat belt law. They said both restrictions should be safety requirements for motorists.