The MSF isn’t required for an endorsment here either. It’s a way to get basic skills and passing it means you bypass the riding portion of the DMV test. If someone isn’t gonna pay 200 bucks for the BRC due to economic restraints, what makes you think he/she is gonna pay for a helmet?
I’m gonna guess it’s fair to say in any case that you have to take a written motorcycle test no matter what state you’re in. In your case, I’m looking that the NC DMV motorcycle handbook and the front cover of it plastered with images of MC riders… All of them illustrated with helmets. Should be a big ol’ clue. Holy shiznet…. The first section of the handbook, “Wear the right gear” talks about guess what… helmets and choosing the right helmet with a note about increasing your chances of surviving a crash wearing the right gear.
I still postulate education isn’t the issue. People already know how gear is supposed to protect them. They just choose not to gear up. And MSF instructors are accomplished riders.
My personal opinion on the matter of helmet laws stands as woopty doo. If you wanna fight for helmet legislation, go right ahead. If not, just as fine. If it was really about rider protection, it’d be more than a helmet law and be a full rider gear law. Either way, such legislation doesn’t affect me because of my personal choice to gear up.
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…