It's a no-brainer how Maine can reduce motorcycle deaths. Credit: Courtesy of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

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How much more data does the Maine task force on motorcycle safety need to formulate a policy for curbing motorcycle fatalities? As the BDN reported on Nov. 3, the vast majority of those killed in motorcycle crashes are helmetless operators.

As the data show, the solution is a no-brainer. The Legislature should pass a law mandating helmets for motorcyclists and their passengers.  

John Epstein