Maine helmet law revisited

The Associated Press
Posted March 24, 2009, at 1:12 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A co-chairman of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee wants the panel to reconsider its rejection of a bill to require all motorcyclists to wear helmets.

Maine currently has no helmet law for experienced motorcyclists.

Sen. Dennis Damon, D-Trenton, said Tuesday he wants to offer an amendment with hopes of sending the bill to the House and Senate with the full committee’s backing. Details aren’t worked out, but Damon said it would require motorcyclists to declare when they get their licenses whether they choose to wear or not wear a helmet.

Those who identify themselves as helmet wearers would face a greater chance of getting a ticket for a moving violation if stopped while not wearing a helmet.

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