In 2014, Missouri experienced an increase in the number of motorcyle deaths. This is despite a helmet law that requires motorcyclists to wear helmets. Regardless of the of the increase in deaths in Missouri in 2014, nationwide, the statistics still show that helmets save lives. We know that many bikers hate helmets, but that stats are impossible to argue with. States without helmet laws saw an average of over 1,500 more motorcyclist deaths in 2014 than states with helmet laws. For a full article on this topic from Attorney Duane Randle see /library/motorcyle-deaths-good-news-for-nation-bad-news-for-missouri
Remember, do everything you can to be safe out there. Other drivers often fail to see motorcycles until it’s too late. Wear protective gear and put on a helmet!