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Governor Vetoes Helmet Bill

June 23, 1988

While the automobile has the potential for being a dangerous vehicle for transporting people, the motorcycle, because of its very design, is an intrinsically dangerous vehicle to ride upon.

Just as there is not a sensible reason for not using safety belts when driving or riding in an automobile, there is not a sensible reason for driving or riding upon a motorcycle.

If the intent of the motorcycle helmet law was to protect those who ride motorcycles, I submit that in the interest of protection, they can best be protected by outlawing motorcycles.

R.P. WINKS

Huntington Beach

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