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 After hearing two lawsuits in February, the high court found that the city had superseded state law, therefore the helmet law was unconstitutional.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.