Supreme Court invalidates Myrtle Beach helmet law

Myrtle Beach enacted 15 controversial laws – including the helmet ordinance – in May 2009 in an effort to chase away bikers. Since the law went into effect, the rallies have declined substantially from their peak. This morning the SC Supreme Court website stated: “We find that the City Helmet Ordinance fails under implied field preemption due to the need for statewide uniformity and therefore issue a declaratory judgment invalidating the ordinance,” the Supreme Court’s opinion states. “Moreover, we hold that certain motorcycle ordinances were impliedly repealed by the ordinance repealing the administrative hearing system.”

To read the entire ruling CLICK HERE.

The helmet law is just one of many that angered many Bike Week participants, so how will this affect Black Bike Week 2011? Only time will tell…

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