Missouri Bikers Need Your Help
(May 5, 2009) -- SCS/SB 202 - This act provides that operating a motorcycle, in and of itself, shall not be considered evidence of comparative negligence. The act also provides that when investigating an accident or settling an automobile insurance policy claim, no insurer, agent, producer, or claims adjuster of an insurer shall assign a percentage of fault to a party based upon the sole fact that the party was operating a motorcycle in an otherwise legal manner. This provision is similar to SB 505 (2007).
This act also exempts persons 21 years of age or older from wearing protective headgear except when operating or riding motorcycles or motor-tricycles upon interstate highways. The motorcycle helmet exemption expires on August 28, 2014 (Section 302.020).
This is the bill we are trying to make into law. Currently it is on the Governor of Missouri's desk awaiting his signature if he signs it that would be fantastic but if he ignores it, it will still become law. If he vetoes it we are done till next year.
The opposition to SB 202 has started, I received word today that the opposition is asking for people to contact the Governor and ask for him to veto SB202.
If you want our comparative fault and helmet mod bill to become law NOW is the time to take action.
Here is what I would like for you to do:
- Contact the Governor and Lieutenant Governor using the links below.
- You, your friends and neighbors should to go here for the Governor and here for the Lieutenant Governor.
- Fill out the form the subject would be legislation.
- Then simply ask for SB202 to become law.
That is all there is to it, I did it and it took about 2 minutes.
Thanks for your support,
Central Committee Chairman: Freedom of Road Riders, Inc.