Taking a chance on motorcycle safety

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Taking a chance on motorcycle safety

Helmetless riders say they accept the risks
Southwest Colorado is a popular destination for motorcyclists, and many novices find the mountainous terrain a challenge. The state does not require helmet use, but statistics indicate riders who use them have a better chance of avoiding death in accidents.
Matt Stratmann of Breese, Illinois, and Amanda Lohman of Aviston, Illinois, strap on their helmets before heading out on a ride Wednesday afternoon on north Main Avenue.

Taking a chance on motorcycle safety

Southwest Colorado is a popular destination for motorcyclists, and many novices find the mountainous terrain a challenge. The state does not require helmet use, but statistics indicate riders who use them have a better chance of avoiding death in accidents.
Matt Stratmann of Breese, Illinois, and Amanda Lohman of Aviston, Illinois, strap on their helmets before heading out on a ride Wednesday afternoon on north Main Avenue.
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