A Sikh in Ontario, Canada, has lost his challenge to the $110 ticket he received back in September 2005 for not wearing a helmet while riding his Honda Shadow. Baljinder Badesha, 39, claims the Ontario helmet law is “100 per cent” discrimination no matter what the safety issues are when riding without a helmet. We […]
Motorcycle Helmet Violations Refunded
Your check is in the mail
The city of Myrtle Beach mailed out refunds to anyone who actually paid the fine for not wearing a motorcycle helmet from February 2009 to this summer after the state Supreme Court declared the law invalid. After hearing two lawsuits in February, the high court found that the city had superseded state law, therefore the helmet law was unconstitutional.
In total, 141 tickets were issued at $100 during the time the law was on the books, not only is the city refunding the full amount but also added interest on top depending on when the ticket was paid.