The number of annual motorcycle deaths has doubled over the past decade. A new state helmet law is aimed at changing that. Motorcyclists must now wear helmets that pass specific federal standards. Before, they could wear any helmet they wanted, as long as they had head protection. Helmets now should have a DOT approved sticker on them. All of the helmets sold at the Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson in Wilmington pass the federal standards. "I was of the school, you know, it's your choice of what you want to wear but in light of seeing a few of my friends have a couple mishaps and unfortunately get injured," Jeff Granato said. "I've changed my mind about the way I think about wearing head protection on motor cycles at this point. I think it's a good thing." Not everyone supports the new law. Yesterday, a group of protestors who say the law is invasive circled the Governor's mansion.
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