NR506 Week 7 Presentation - Reform of Motorcycle Helmet...

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Reform of Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Central TexasAllison BallChamberlain College of NursingNR506October 2016
Met with Mayor Rob Robinson of Harker Heights, TX on August 26thPresented key facts concerning history of helmet laws in Texas and repealsDiscussed statistics of TBI and severe injury/mortality correlated with non-helmet useBrainstormed ideas of how to impact the local communityShared contact info for relevant community membersVisit
To protect motorcycle riders from TBI and severe injuryMandate a universal helmet law for motorcyclists in the USIf unable, for Texas to reinstate its universal law that it had had implemented previouslyFocus on the local level first to garner support, then approach legislators at the state levelIf Motorcycle Safety Day locally is successful and generates interest, could expand to surrounding cities/countiesThe Overarching Goal
From the Texas Department of Public Safety website on Motorcycle Helmet Exemptions (2016):On June 19, 2009, Governor Rick Perry signed into law Senate Bill 1967 of the 81st Regular Legislative Session.This law became effective September 1, 2009 and repealed the helmet exemption sticker program.Former law required a person be covered with a minimum of $10,000 in health insurance for injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident to be eligible for an exception for the offense of operating or riding a motorcycle without a helmet. The law removes that minimum amount. The law requires the Texas Department of Insurance to prescribe a standard proof of health insurance for issuance to persons who are at least 21 years of age and covered by an applicable health insurance plan. "Health insurance plan" means an individual, group, blanket, or franchise insurance policy, insurance agreement, evidence of coverage, group hospital

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