Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Florida repealed its helmet law in 2000. In the 30-months after repeal, the number of riders under 21 who were killed (despite, still being legally required to wear a helmet) nearly tripled, from 35 to 101, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalizations increased by 40 percent, and the cost of treating associated head injuries more than doubled, to $44 million. Only 1 in 4 riders hospitalized had medical bills of less than $10,000, the amount of insurance required to ride helmetless. Meanwhile, helmet use in Florida dropped from 99 percent to 53 percent in the year after repeal.



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Small price to pay for freedom.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-26 08:33 PM | Reply

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