The CDC recently compared the motorcycle helmet laws of each state to determine how well they worked. According to the CDC, the current the Pennsylvania motorcycle helmet law saved 14 lives and $28 million per 100,000 registered motorcycles in 2010. In comparison, New Jersey’s universal helmet law saved 11 lives and $22 million per 100,000 registered motorcycles and New York’s universal helmet law saved 29 lives and $58 million per 100,000 registered motorcycles.
Accordingly, the CDC is recommending that Pennsylvania enact a universal helmet law so that more lives can be saved and more money can be freed up for other reasons.
Whether or not such a law is enacted, motorcycle accidents will continue to happen and, unfortunately, injuries will continue to occur. If you have been hurt in a Pennsylvania motorcycle crash then it is important to know your rights and to know how to contact an experienced Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer for help with a possible recovery.