Georgia State Employees To Be Penalized For Riding Motorcycles
This sounds far fetched but the Georgia house Insurance Committee is looking at, as a way of cost cutting, penalizing any state employee who "engages in risky activity" which includes riding a motorcycle.
State Rep Carl Rogers (R-Gainesville) heads up the committee and says "Those who knowingly engage in risky activity need to pay higher health insurance premiums" The study and recommendation goes to the Georgia house on 12-01-2011.
This state sanctions the riding of motorcycles as a legal form of transportation. Why should this group be expected to pay more for premiums? If you live in Georgia, get ready to contact your legislators if you think this is bogus targetting of motorcycle riders. I also suspect that if this goes through, other states and agencys will soon follow.