South Dakota and New Mexico Issue Historic Votes on Motorcycle Rights

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March 5, 2015 – Legislators in New Mexico and South Dakota recently voted on measures which will have a significant impact on motorcyclists. As is so often the case, however, these measures reopen the debate regarding freedom vs. safety, and not everyone is pleased about the outcome. Motorcyclists in South Dakota will now have the freedom to ride without restrictions on handlebar length, and most New Mexico riders can continue to take to the streets without a helmet. Motorcyclists came out in full force to uphold these rights, appearing at public hearings and committees to voice their opinions, but many others in these states – including medical professionals – have expressed the need for safety as a top priority.

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