Next Public Health Law Webinar: November 19th
Motorcycle Helmet Laws: Innovative Approaches to Reducing Injury
Thursday, November 19th from
12 – 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Motorcycle helmets are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment for motorcyclists. Helmets can help reduce the severity of head injuries and even the likelihood of death. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a total of 4,381 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2013. Currently, 19 states and the District of Columbia have laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, 28 states have partial helmet laws that require helmet use by young riders, and three states have no helmet law. This webinar will provide an overview of states’ motorcycle helmet laws, discuss the recent “Rider’s Choice” legislation in New Mexico, and examine the impact of helmet laws on injury and mortality rates across the country.
- Colleen Healy, J.D., Policy Analyst, Michigan Primary Care Association
- Kathleen Hoke, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law — Eastern Region
- Kurt Nolte, M.D., Chief Medical Investigator, Office of the Medical Investigator, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
- Clifford M. Rees, J.D., Practice Director, Network for Public Health Law — Western Region
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of
continuing legal education credits in several states. ASLME will also
apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
Series Is Presented in Partnership by: American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME); Network for Public Health Law; and Public Health Law Research Program