- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney and Gov. Nikki Haley, a Clemson graduate, are on the opposite sides of the field about a helmet law for South Carolina.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (https://bit.ly/2bRvoNU ) that Swinney wants a law requiring everyone who rides a moped or motorcycle to wear a helmet. Earlier this month Clemson freshman defensive end Xavier Kelly was not wearing a helmet when he was injured in a moped accident.

Swinney calls it the “dadgumnest thing I’ve ever seen” that people can drive motorcycles 80 mph with no helmets.

Haley in June vetoed a helmet law saying adults should be able to decide about wearing helmets for themselves.

North Charleston Republican Bill Crosby, also a Clemson grad, plans to reintroduce the helmet bill in January.


Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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