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Motorcycle with custom Boondocks paint
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Motorcyclists in Missouri will have to keep wearing their helmets for another year.

Lawmakers removed a provision today from a bill that would've allowed people older than 21 who have had their motorcycle license for more than two years to leave the helmet at home.

Riders also would've needed to meet certain insurance requirements to ride without protective headgear.

The measure was removed from a bill in committee after passing the House last month.

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A 29-year old has died following a motorcycle crash in Columbia this weekend. The Columbia Police Department said Brandon E. Bainter lost control of his motorcycle early Sunday morning. He was traveling on Broadway toward Westwood Avenue when he went off the left side of the road. The motorcycle then hit a utility pole.

He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said excessive speed is believed to be a factor.