If your a Motorcycle rider you really need to read this and know about it. I helped work on this when I was writing for GarageChoppers. Some things we worked hard to change were for example, when a driver hit a motorcyclist causing severe injury or death that penalties should be higher. It was common practice for lawyers to have clients plead down their case to a lessor charge, pay a $25 fine and walk out of court. What was cause for much anger was that an offender could plead down to a $25 fine even after causing injury while a motorcycle rider could be charged a $50 fine just for not wearing a helmet. $25 was also the amount for a seatbelt fine. Therefore, a pedestrian or motorcyclist life was only worth a paltry $25 dollar fine and slap on the wrist.