RESOLUTION NO. 2051-2001
RESOLUTION CONCERNING LACK OF LAWS FOR PROTECTIVE HEAD GEAR
WHEREAS; New Mexico has no laws requiring helmets for motorcycle or bicycle users over the age of eighteen; and
WHEREAS; minor accident between a vehicle and a motorcycle or bicycle could cause a tip over of either bicycle or motorcycle; and
WHEREAS; the users of motorcycles or bicycles could hit a curb, sign, another vehicle or some other object; and
WHEREAS; severe head or spinal cord injuries could occur to the users of the motorcycles or bicycles; and
WHEREAS; if the users of the motorcycles or bicycles wear protective headgear, serious injuries or death could be avoided or reduced; and
WHEREAS; injuries or death can result in huge law suites and awards.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Clovis City Commission that the New Mexico Municipal League adopt a resolution providing that legislation be enacted stating that if an accident occurs between a motorcycle or bicycle rider and another vehicle, and the rider is not wearing appropriate protective headgear, and as a result head or spinal cord injuries occur the operator of the other vehicle should be held harmless for the head and spinal cord injuries.
Done this 21st day of June, 2001.
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