Speak Out: A Helmet Law is Necessary
State remains without a helmet law, but should it have one?
Is it time for South Carolina to enact a helmet law for motorcyclists?
A S.C. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman sent a message to media outlets Thursday following the death of a Lowcountry motorcyclist, urging attention to "noticeable numbers" in motorcycle deaths.
All four motorcycle deaths this month have occurred in the Lowcountry and none were wearing helmets. Allen James, 62, of Charleston was traveling northbound on 17-A Wednesday when he wrecked without his helmet.
The state has a seatbelt law, and also asks pedestrians to wear visible clothing when walking at night. Late last year, charges were threatened against a man, attired in dark clothing and riding a dark-colored horse, due to a horse v. car wreck in Summerville. However, every time a helmet law is brought up at the state level, it has failed to become law.
Is it time for South Carolina to enact a helmet law for motorcyclists? Tell us in the comments!