Motorcycle wrecks stir discussion on Iowa's helmet law

Recent motorcycle accidents have caused a discussion on the Iowa helmet law. State officials have said that there is a loophole in Iowa’s helmet law that allows children to legally ride on motorcycles without helmets on.

Iowa is one of only three states that does not have helmet laws. Since 2007, at least one child under the age of 14 has been killed in a motorcycle crash and another 17 under the age of 24 have died in motorcycle crashes in the state, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Although the recent crashes did not involve children, people pushing for a change in the law said that it is only a matter of time before a young child is killed in an accident. People who do not want to change the law say that it is the parent’s choice whether or not they put a helmet on their child or not.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, contact the Iowa motorcycle accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.


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