Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 1:31 pm
According to the current motorcycle helmet law in Pennsylvania, which is fairly lax according to local police officers, only motorcycle riders who are under the age of 21 or haven’t passed their safety course if they are over 21 are legally supposed to be wearing a helmet; all other motorcyclists are not required to be wearing this, as many argue, critical safety feature.
Based on statistics from Lancaster County, newspaper records, and a study by a law firm in the Lancaster area, three of the four motorcyclists who were killed in accidents this past year were not wearing helmets, motorcycle fatalities have comprised a little more than a fifth of all traffic fatalities in the area since 2006, and almost 50% of the people killed in motorcycle accidents last year did not have helmets on.
Despite the fact that the number of fatalities in the Lancaster area is at its lowest since 2005, not wearing a helmet still shows to be a major factor in the severity of the accident.
At the Law Office of Bill Pelhan, our lawyers fight for the rights of motorcyclists in Lancaster who have suffered harm in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Call us at 717-392-6362 to find out how we might be able to help you.