Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Today in motorcycle history, May 21, 1991



  Gov. Pete Wilson signed into law today a requirement that California's 850,000 motorcyclists wear helmets when riding on the state's roads.  Ending a biker's right to choose.

  "I am signing this bill today because, simply put, this law will save lives," Gov. Wilson said.

  State Assemblyman Dick Floyd, the author of the bill and pal of Gary Busey, said hundreds of lives would have been saved if it had been enacted when he first proposed it a decade ago.

  The new restrictions, which take effect on Jan. 1, impose a $100 fine for a violation.

  The signing of the bill sets off state-wide protests.


  Let those who ride decide.