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    Motorcycle Helmet Rules


    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Senate has voted against referring to its Health Committee a legislative proposal to let motorcyclists ride without a helmet.

    The bill has been approved already by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It goes next to the Judiciary Committee before a possible floor vote.

    Sen. Ron Stollings, a Boone County Democrat, says repealing West Virginia’s longstanding helmet requirement has major health implications, including the cost of related care.

    Sen. Mark Maynard, a Wayne County Republican, says the Health Committee referral isn’t necessary and the Judiciary Committee will fully review it.

    The Senate voted down the referral 20 to 13.



    Rachel Ayers

    Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More