Law: High Gear The bike-helmet battle

On Sundays along beautiful Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, it is not unusual to spot, among the lesser folk and the Hell's Angels, such celebrated motorcycle devotees as Sylvester Stallone, Lorenzo Lamas, Mickey Rourke and Gary Busey. Few wear helmets, since California is one of 28 states that do not require them for adults. Last week fate dealt Busey, 44, a blow that tragically called into question his vocal opposition to mandatory-helmet laws and renewed debate on the issue.

; The actor, a 1978 Oscar nominee (The Buddy Holly Story), had just got his Harley-Davidson out of a repair shop in...

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