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If the NFL can’t design a helmet to protect their players from traumatic brain injury, asked Rich Bright of
Insurance, health and law enforcement officials made what has become the annual rebuttal, that helmets save lives or lessen injuries and save overall medical costs.
But the argument for helmets is really about compassion, said Susan Tracy of the state Medical Association, for saving some motorcycle riders and their families from more serious injuries, or death. . .
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OLYMPIA — Cue Steppenwolf. It's Black Thursday on the Capitol Campus, the day when members of ABATE come to lobby their legislators.
ABATE stands for A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments, and pushes for legislation it prefers on motorcycles, including an end to the state requirement for wearing helmets.
It's a day when the lobbyists in expensive suits rub shoulders with guys in leathers and ponytails in the halls of the legislative buildings. And the arrival of hundreds of large motorcycles, many of them Harleys, shakes the buidlings.