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Helmet Law Repeal Stats

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just wear a helmet.
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If you can come up with a good statistical correlation between going helmet-less and costing taxpayers/society in general extra money, then people not wearing helmets should pay more for their insurance. However, I think if you want to ride without a helmet, you should be able to (just don't get any brains on me when you go down).

I wouldn't ride to the mail box without a helmet (and it's at the end of my sidewalk), but I think adults should be able to make that choice for themselves.

I support helmet laws for minors, but once you're an adult, I think it should be your call. As long as people have to be fully responsible for all aspects of their choices, they should be able to do what they want as long as it doesn't hurt others.

It gets very sticky though-- what of the family on welfare or the kids in a foster-parent program because their parent or parents caved in their heads riding without a helmet? It's intractable. However, I think we in America should err on the side of personal freedom when faced with a complex situation like this one.

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Re: Hey, me too GSparky !!

Well? Did you find the deer?? Good post. I too would be dead (or almost certainly so) THREE different times if I did not wear protective gear while riding. It's a very sobering experience to look at a totally caved-in helmet that you just took your head out of. (These were back in my motocross days, not on a street bike or on the street, luckily enough.)

It's a given that wearing a helmet is the safest choice. A no-brainer (pardon the kinda ironic pun there...). I'd never ride without one. However, should society force people to be safe? If you take that further, why not full body armor, or maybe no bike riding at all? I know that's going a bit far, but still. I think people have the right to be stupid, as long as it doesn't cost society extra. I guess there's the crux of the issue.

Why the heck can't the just write you a ticket if you're caught wearing one at night? Geez.

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