While the Washington, D.C. motorcycle injury attorneys at Lewis & Tompkins have yet to see a rabbit pulled over in Bethesda for a similar violation, this traffic stop definitely ranks among their favorites for a humorous reminder of motorcycle safety.
Easter Sunday was a strange day for law enforcement officials in Southern California, when San Diego area California Highway Patrol officer Adam Griffiths pulled over a very high-profile celebrity for his failure to wear a helmet.
The Easter Bunny was traveling near San Diego in his motorcycle with a side car when Officer Griffiths pulled him over. California has strict helmet laws—just as we do here in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.—and the rabbit was informed of his violation. It was no joking matter—not only was the bunny not wearing a helmet, but his rabbit costume significantly impacted his ability to see his surroundings and other vehicles. Not only did this compromise his safety, but it also compromised the safety of the drivers around him.
The Easter Bunny got away with only a warning (as long as he took off the large rabbit head part of the costume), but it does serve as a warning to bikers in Washington, D.C. and the 19 states across the country where helmets are required attire for motorcycle riders.
Helmets can save lives, and regularly keep minor accidents from turning into fatal accidents simply by protecting the motorcycle rider’s head and brain. If the Easter Bunny can find a stylish and safe helmet to fit over his large head and ears, then riders in the Washington, D.C. area will surely have an easy time of it!
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