Motorcyclists won’t have to worry about helmets

Motorcyclists could be required to wear helmets

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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