AMA siteCALL YOUR SENATOR NOW!!!
PREVENT A FEDERAL HELMET LAW! Call/Write Your Senator Now! Take Action!
The AMA has learned that as soon as today (May 9, 2005) Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) will offer an amendment to the transportation reauthorization bill (SAFE-TEA) that will re-institute a federal helmet mandate.
The amendment would penalize any state without a mandatory motorcycle helmet law for all riders by denying federal transportation and safety dollars to that state. Please write or call your Senator's office and tell them to vote "NO" on the Lautenberg helmet amendment!
States should be able to determine their respective helmet policy free from the threat of federal sanctions. Congress affirmed this as recently as 1995 in the National Highway System Act when they removed federal penalties placed on states without mandatory helmet laws.
Now, Senator Lautenberg is attempting to reinstate this form of federal coercion upon the states. That is why the AMA is encouraging you to contact your Senator and urge them to prevent a federal helmet mandate on motorcyclists by voting "NO" to the Lautenberg amendment within the SAFE-TEA bill.
Make your call now. Use the numbers provided below, or enter your zip code in the [following link] to write your Member of Congress.
Here they go again. :bash: