Yeah, that's one way of putting it....
The final piece of HB3838, known as Malorie’s law, will take effect Thursday, requiring motorcycles designed to carry more than one person to have handholds and foot pegs for the passenger.
The overall law, which deals with training and license requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles, is named for Malorie Bullock, a 19-year-old from Sherman killed in 2010 in an accident near Campbell, about 90 miles northeast of Fort Worth.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce student was riding on the back of a motorcycle when it swerved off the road to avoid hitting a truck that had pulled in front of it, reports have shown.
“Malorie was wearing a helmet that did her no good when it was knocked off by the road sign she hit as she rode on that elevated seat,” according to a post written by a person who identified herself as “Malorie’s grandmother” on the Facebook page for Malorie’s law. “We are weary of seeing all the preventable injuries and deaths on our roads and hwys. Just trying to make a difference.”
Much of the law — such as a ban on passengers unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person — is already in effect.
“I pray that this small change in the law will make people think before getting on the back of a motorcycle and placing your life in the hands of someone else,” according to another post on the Facebook page. “I pray that the person driving the bike will have enough thought about the ones they place behind them to care if they are trained properly and the bike is equipped properly. I also pray that those of us driving cars watch out for those on motorcycles. Please be safe.”
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Yeah, a hand hold would have saved her... my @ss. If she had a strap to hold on to, her head would have been removed from her body and she would be just as dead. Stupid non-riders snuck this one right past us.