It’s small, but it’s a change I’d really like to see made to the Georgia Code:
(a) No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle
unless he or she is wearing protective headgear which complies with standards
established by the commissioner of motor vehicle safety.(b) No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle if
the motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield unless he or she is wearing an
eye-protective device of a type approved by the commissioner of motor vehicle
safety.(c) This Code section shall not apply to persons riding
within an enclosed cab or motorized cart. This Code section shall not apply to a
person operating a three-wheeled motorcycle used only for agricultural purposes.
(d) The commissioner of motor vehicle safety is authorized
to approve or disapprove protective headgear and eye-protective devices required
in this Code section and to issue and enforce regulations establishing standards
and specifications for the approval thereof. The commissioner shall publish
lists of all protective headgear and eye-protective devices by name and type
which have been approved by it.
I’m not anti-helmet. I’d advise everyone to wear one while riding. I just think that whether or not a person chooses to wear a helmet is a decision that should belong to the individual.