DuPage County residents make personal decisions about the safety gear they wear while riding bicycles or motorcycles. Illinois is one of just three states with no universal or partial law requiring bicyclists or motorcyclists of any age to wear helmets. The lack of helmet laws supports a rider's freedom to choose, but the position is not without criticism.
Police are continuing to investigate a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of Anthony R. Cutrano, one of the co-founders of the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run and the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial in Marseilles on May 27, 2012. Authorities reported that Cutrano was driving eastbound on U.S. 6 north of Bluff Road outside Seneca in Grundy County, an area sometimes called Halterman Hill, at about 3:00 p.m.