from the MRF in Texas, http://www.mrf.org/articles/1997/texas.html
The strategy of the Texas motorcyclists was to have these amendments stripped out in conference committee. However, during the conference committee meetings between May 8th and May 12th that did not happen. Instead, the conference committee on SB 99 reached an agreement that would require the following for an individual to ride without a helmet: 1) The individual would have to be 21 years of age or older, and; 2) The individual would be required to have taken a rider education course or have a health insurance plan that provided a minimum of $10,000 coverage. In addition, a provision was added that would provide for a "special sticker" that motorcyclists could put on their license plate to show they complied with the requirements to ride without a helmet.
It seems to me that the "optional sticker" thing is what allows these guys to NOT wear helmets, true?
I mean, that was the deal, right? You get a sticker saying that you have enough
money, or insurance, or whatever that you won't be a burden to society in general if
you go down and injure your "too stupid to wear a helmet" ass.
And these guys are getting stopped for NOT wearing a helmet, while NOT displaying
a sticker?? :wtf
And getting towed and impounded for breaking a law that THEY fought for?
Works for me.