If You Want to Go Without a Helmet, Pay More Insurance

Today’s St. Petersburg Times featured a provocative editorial concerning the repeal of the motorcycle helmet law by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2000. Since that repeal, motorcycle deaths in Florida have soared. The paper’s editorial points out that if people choose to act foolishly, they should pay more in insurance so that the average taxpayer isn’t saddled with the consequences of such foolishness. Not a bad idea.