The debate continues as to whether or not we should repeal the helmet law. Senator Mark Christiensen says we need to look at the problems of the helmet itself. Christensen says he is against the repeal and has probably been at more risk on his snowmobile.
“I have been and know the risk of down hill skiing cause I love to race, I’ve hit trees, I’ve hit a number of things because I do go too fast.”
Senator Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced the bill claiming people are avoiding Nebraska because they have to wear a helmet. Janssen says he chooses to wear a helmet, but doesn’t think people should be forced to. Senator Steve Lathrop of Omaha says repealing the helmet law will cause more injuries.