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Hearing Set on Proposal to Nix Neb. Helmet Law

March 1, 2009

Hearing Set on Proposal to Nix Neb. Helmet Law

Nebraska lawmakers will hold a public hearing on nixing the state’s helmet law for some motorcycle riders. 

New state Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced a bill (LB200) that would let people 21 and older ride motorcycles without wearing helmets. The Legislature’s Transportation and Telecommunications Committee will hear testimony on the measure Tuesday at the state Capitol in Lincoln.

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It would let those 16 to 21 years old ride helmet-free if they take safety courses. All riders would have to wear eye protection.

Nebraska’s helmet law was repealed more than 30 years ago, but reinstated in 1989 after Congress tied highway funding to helmet laws.

A similar bill was killed last year.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Transportation and Telecommunications
Room 1113 – 1:30 p.m.
LB200 Janssen – Change motorcycle and moped helmet requirements

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