I'm not too worried about this to be honest. (nothing compared to gas on wrong side). What I would do, is just get my motorcycle license. Might be a neat adventure at that. And as far as the helmet thing, I would buy one to put in the back seat. But unless cops really do pull me over for not wearing one (which I doubt they would), wouldn't really wear it. However, even though I'll still buy the Elio, I can see this roadblock stopping quite a few fellow WVers.