Oklahoma’s lack of helmet laws for adult motorcyclists still gets debate

The most recent statistics available from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office show there were 98 motorcycle fatalities in 2011. Of those killed, 81 percent were not wearing helmets. In 2010, the figures were 78 people killed and 85 percent not wearing helmets.

BY ROBERT MEDLEY Published: December 17, 2012
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It’s the freedom of choice they like.

They ride their motorcycles with the wind in their hair and say helmets shouldn’t be required by law.

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