According to the CDC, helmets saved an estimated 1,859 lives in 2016. The CDC also estimates that helmets reduce the risk of death by 37% and reduce the risk of head injury by 69%.
In Louisiana, La. R.S. 32:190 requires motorcycle riders to wear helmets. It states:
No person shall operate or ride upon any motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle unless the person is equipped with and is wearing on the head a safety helmet of the type and design manufactured for use by operators of such vehicles, which shall be secured properly with a chin strap while the vehicle is in motion. All such safety helmets shall consist of lining, padding, visor, and chin strap and shall meet such other specifications as shall be established by the commissioner.
La. R.S. 32:190.1 also requires that a motorcyclist wear eye protection when a motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield of a sufficient height to afford adequate eye protection.
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