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just wear a helmet.
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I'm sure that somebody may have mentioned this in passing, but here it goes from me: It's not just your "right" to ride lidless. It doesn't affect just you. Don't get me wrong, I am as much in favor of limiting Big Brother's nosing around in my affairs as much as the next guy as long as what I do does not impact somebody else.

What of those TBI's (Traumatic Brain Injuries) attirbuted to riding without a helmet? How long did their insurance hold out? Who's paying for longterm rehab, or worse, institutional care for them? You and me through higher taxes, premiums and co-pays on our own healthcare and insurance.

One of my employee's has a husband (sort of) who thought it would be neat to outrun the local constabulary on a backroad. He missed a curve and plowed a nifty furrow with his noggin. No health insurance, no bike insurance... He has been in intensive inpatient rehab for the last FIVE MONTHS at about $1100/day. That doesn't include his hospital stay. Who's paying for that? I would kind of like to have a say in what I spend money on and if wearing a lid saves several thousand in healthcare and insurance expenses, then WEAR A HELMET!!!

I've been done once on a bike. smacked the side of my head against the ground hard. Rung my bell good, but I am not brain injured. It only cost me a couple of tylenol.
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