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Legislative moves to repeal the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3:21 pm

COLUMBIA – In conjunction with Brain Injury Awareness Month and to counter legislative moves to repeal the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law, Missouri safety advocates will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. on March 11 at Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbia to discuss the importance of retaining the life-saving law.

Speakers will include Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation; Dr. Greg Worsowicz, medical director of Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital; Maureen Cunningham, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri; Chuck Appleton, motorcycle crash survivor; Dr. Lisa Gilmore, Missouri Emergency Nurses Association member; and Tiffany Bowman, director of ThinkFirst Missouri.

What:             News conference to discuss the importance of retaining Missouri’s motorcycle helmet law

When:             1 p.m., Wednesday, March 11

Where:           Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, 315 Business Loop 70W, Columbia, Mo.