A Tennessee motorcycle law that has been on the books since 1976 may be about to change.
The proposed legislation would make wearing a motorcycle helmet optional for riders 25 and older.
The director of the Vanderbilt Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic thinks it's a simple decision if people should wear a helmet or not.
"I think the freedom that we gain by living is better than the freedom we have by dying, and that's why I would say wear a helmet," said Dr. Oscar Guillamondegui.
In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that Tennessee's motorcycle helmet law saved 46 additional lives and $94 million in economic costs.
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