Why even have this fight? Regina Thomas, D-Savannah; Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga; J. B. Powell, D-Blythe; and Ed Tarver, D-Augusta have co-sponsored legislation to get rid of the law requiring a helmet to ride a motorcycle.
Why refight that fight? At least in this case, unlike the seatbelts in trucks case, they do not appear to be mandating that juries cannot take into account the fact that someone is not wearing a helmet.
Any why hasn’t Jeff Mullis done that? If he’s so intent on the idea of allowing people to ride along without seatbelts, why not allow that evidence to be used in court so juries can properly proportion negligence?
You know, Christy and I know a family that recently was in a car wreck at 30 mph. The driver was wearing a seat belt. The front seat passenger and the back seat passenger were not. The front seat passenger died and the back seat passenger is in a coma. The driver had no injuries whatsoever.