Motorcyclists managed to run over and kill a bill in the Utah Legislature that would have required them to wear helmets and did it before the bill was even introduced.
Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, said Thursday he abandoned the effort which had been earlier publicized in the news media and criticized by motorcycle groups after discussing it with the Senate Republican caucus. "It was clear that I don't have enough votes to pass it."
That came before the bill was formally introduced. Weiler said he decided not to seek a hearing, which he said likely would have attracted scores of people on both sides, because "I don't want to put on a sideshow when I know that I can't get it through."