Title makes it sound like he did not wear a helmet. Yet third sentence in, it says he was. I think Mr. Pettalia got it right, it is the right to make our own decision not for government to make it for us.
Mr. Pettalia thank you for your service in trying to make this place a better place. To his family and friends my prayers go out to you. Thank you for sharing your son, husband, father, friend ... with us.
Keep your rubber on the road and your feet on the pegs and have a good ride.