Should wearing a bike helmet be required by law in all 50 states? That’s what the National Transportation and Safety Board wants to see.
At a meeting on bike safety yesterday, they pointed out that 857 bicyclists died in crashes with motor vehicles in the U.S. last year. That’s a 6.3% increase over 2017.
The NTSB also found that improved road designs to separate bicycle and vehicle traffic, and making bicyclists more visible through clothing, lights and technology would reduce the number of cyclist deaths. Helmets could help save those who were hit.
If you are an adult, it is perfectly legal to ride your bike in Oregon without wearing a helmet….BUT you DO if you are under the age of 16.
In Washington state…..there is no law requiring helmet use. However, some cities and counties like SEATTLE—-DO require helmets.
What do you think…should helmets be required for every bike rider in all 50 states?