Motorcycle safety is the responsibility of riders and vehicle drivers
News from Worthington Daily Globe:

WORTHINGTON — Some things happen every spring. The weather gets warmer, the grass gets greener and the motorcycle riders get itching to jump on their bikes and hit the road.

There’s nothing like cruising down the open road with the wind in your face.

But there is also a danger.

With three motorcyclists in the state of Minnesota killed in a five day period, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is reinforcing basic safety tips for riders and motorists during the warm-weather riding season.

On May 7, a 52-year-old man lost control of his motorcycl…………… continues on Worthington Daily Globe
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Motorcycles and helmets: A new push for federal laws
News from Bonners Ferry Herald:

It’s a controversy that has been debated in state legislatures across the country. Should motorcycle riders be forced to wear helmets?

The following states require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The National Traffic Safety Board now wants to make a helmet law universal across the country. Helmets were added to its “most wanted list” in November to increase motorcycle safety after the number of
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