Trauma surgeons have argued in vain to stop helmet laws from being repealed all over the country.  We’ve argued that this is not a personal rights issue but instead a public safety issue.  Just as people are required to wear seat belts in a car, motorcycle rider should be required to wear helmets (full face safety helmets) while riding bikes on public streets.

The following is a clip from this morning’s National Public Radio’s Morning Edition in which a Pennsylvania lawmaker argues against helmet laws.