Nixon should veto repeal of helmet law

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

Senate Bill 202 is awaiting signature on Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk. Introduced by our local senator, Kurt Schaefer, the original intent of the bill was to prevent insurance companies from assigning blame to motorcycle riders involved in an accident simply because they were riding a motorcycle. SB202 started out as a good measure to provide more equitable settlements after an accident occurs.

However, during its travels through the General Assembly, Sen. Schaefer’s bill was amended so…