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Police Power: Motorcycle Helmets

1. How is a law which requires riders of motorcycles to wear a helmet a valid form of police power?
2. What are the challenges associated with the growth and decline of populations.

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1. How is a law which requires riders of motorcycles to wear a helmet a valid form of police power?

Some states have mandatory helmet laws that requires drivers and passengers of motorcycles wear a protective helmet or other headgear that has been approved by a state agency. Constitutional challenges to helmet laws in some states have upheld these laws, finding that they are a legitimate use of the state's police power to promote the general health, safety and welfare of citizens.

There is also limited authority, which provides that helmet laws are unconstitutional because they do not bear a substantial relationship to protecting the general public. Courts have held that helmet laws are not ...

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An in depth discussion of Police Power. A brief look are various forms and challenges is presents, and the impact population growth imposes.

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