SANTA FE (KRQE) – Motorcycle riders in New Mexico can continue riding without a helmet after a Senate committee blocked a proposed law requiring all riders to strap them on before hitting the road.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the committee blocked the proposed law on a vote of 4-3 on Tuesday.
This past weekend, riders stormed the capital city in protest of the upcoming law.
Another bill was also shot down. It would have created a loophole to allow riders 18 and older to opt out of the helmet law if they bought a nearly $700 registration sticker.