Myrtle Beach Helmet Law argued in the South Carolina Supreme Court.

February 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Helmet Laws, Safety

Back in 2008, in an effort to rid Myrtle Beach of motorcycle rallies, officials in the city enacted a law requiring motorcycle riders to wear a helmet within the city limits. Well, there are 50 people who had been ticketed for helmet infractions that believe the Myrtle Beach law violates the State’s Constitution, which allows anyone over the age of 21 to choose whether or not to ride with a helmet. Their attorney, Tom McGrath of the Motorcycle Law Group, is now arguing on behalf of the ticked riders.

It’s anyone’s guess on how the Supreme Court Justices will rule on this case, but the riders may have a friend in Justice Don Beatty. Justice Beatty questioned the motives of the law by making the following statement.

“I realize the issue is narrow here, but don’t pretend like we don’t know what’s going on,” Beatty said to Myrtle Beach attorney Mike Battle. “We read. We all know why the city [passed the rally ordinances].”

The justices won’t likely rule in the case for at least a few more months.

Source: [The Palmetto Scoop]

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One Response to “Myrtle Beach Helmet Law argued in the South Carolina Supreme Court.”
  1. RidinWindNo Gravatar says:

    I think the use of a helmet should be left up to the rider. Lawmakers and police have bigger fish to fry.

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