Delaware’s Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Bill in Legislative Limbo
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A bill requiring motorcycle riders in Delaware to wear helmets remains in legislative limbo after members of the House Public Safety Committee could not agree last week to send it to the House floor or to table it.

Current Delaware law requires riders over age 19 to have helmets with them on their bikes, but they are not required to wear them.

Bill sponsor Rep. Sean Lynn, D-Dover, argued that the legislation is a commonsense measure that can save lives, help prevent traumatic brain injuries and reduce millions of dollars in long-term health care costs paid by taxpayers for riders injured while not while not wearing helmets.

Lynn cited statistics from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration suggesting that helmets could save hundreds of lives a year. He also noted that the death rate for motorcyclists in Delaware is triple that for all vehicles, and that more than half of all cyclists killed in Delaware in the past 10 years were not wearing helmets.

“Times have changed,” said Lynn, whose legislation is similar to a bill shot down by Delaware lawmakers several years ago amid pressure from motorcycle rights activists.

Bill Supported by Insurance Industry

The bill is supported by the Delaware State Police, safety advocates, AA Mid-Atlantic and the insurance industry.

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GEICO a MotoAmerica Supporting Partner
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Chris Ulrich aboard his GEICO Suzuki.

MotoAmerica has announced GEICO Motorcycle as a supporting partner of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, and a sponsor of both the pre-season preview and post-season review shows that will air on the CBS Sports Network.

The debut season of the MotoAmerica Series gets rolling at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, April 9-12 and concludes eight rounds later at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey, September 11-13.

In addition to its sponsorship of the MotoAmerica Series, GEICO Motorcycle is also the title sponsor of the GEICO Suzuki GSX-R1000 that will be ridden in the MotoAmerica Superbike Series by Chris Ulrich.

“We are pleased to have GEICO on board as a supporting partner for our series,” said MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey.

“Our first year is going to be a lot of fun and we look forward to working with GEICO throughout the season. We’re also happy that GEICO is returning to the paddock as a sponsor of Chris Ulrich’s Suzuki team.”

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