Kentucky law for helmets
My name is Cody. I am 14 years old, and I live In Louisville, Kentucky. I have recently started a petition, because I believe people in Kentucky should wear helmets when on their motorcycles. The reason I think this should be a law is because I recently helped to save someone who was in a wreck. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, and his head was under a car tire. I helped by getting a car jack with a friend and lifting the car off his head. His face was smashed, his nose was crushed, and it looked like had no nose. The man was not wearing a helmet. I could not sleep the night it happened. I could only think of how his family was crying and sad that he was not wearing a helmet. My mom witnessed a scooter accident the next day with two girls that wrecked and were wearing helmets that they had bought 20 minutes before the wreck. They were fine. This leads me to believe the helmets are life- saving. Recently, I was surprised to read the Kentucky laws pertaining to helmets. People 21 and under have to wear helmets in Kentucky; anyone over 21 does not have to wear a helmet by the state law. You might say it’s a person’s choice to choose whether to wear a helmet or not, but it effects more than the motorcyclist when they are injured: his family, his co-workers, loved ones, and the responding medical team are affected as well as the neighborhood that was shut down for hours while he was tended to. In addition, if the motorcyclist is uninsured, the state and taxpayers will be helping to pay for his injuries. There are a myriad of consequences for the injured and the community around them. This is why I think that people of all ages on motorcycles should wear helmets.