You are SO asking for it.
Myself, I almost always wear a helmet and I won't let a passenger ride without one. About the only time I ride without is on my IT175 on my cabin property in the mountains and sometimes down to the nearest town (rural road all the way) for odds and ends. I'm just putting easily along when I do that at about 30mph.I don't know. I think most of the hardcore helmet Nazis left. They don't like freedom of choice and they don't like forum change.
I always thought the ABATE arguments about breaking your neck with helmets etc. were total bullcrap. I'd never argue the "safety factor."So, is it stupid to ride without a helmet? Usually. But then some might say it's stupid to ride at all....in fact most people think so. So what?
Just curious, why are you the "Safety Queen?"I always wear a helmet. Period. In places like Arizona and Nevada, it's actually cooler to wear a helmet than it is to ride without it once the temp gets up over 100, so I don't buy the "it's too hot" claim.
But then I'm a stickler that way.
...skiers, bicyclists, pedestrians, hikers, kids playing sports, people using swimming pools, surfers.... we could go on and on and on. All these are dangerous activities and anyone being hurt doing these things should be denied taxpayer funded medical care, even though they are paying the "premiums". Yeah, that's the ticket. People being taxed to death and when they get hurt deny them any treatment. We can save lots of money that way! Just hire a couple of guys and a wheelbarrow to haul the bodies away to the landfill. That'll result in lower taxes and premiums you bet!I have only one complaint about helmet laws: Medical bills. I wreck a bike and it is my fault I am forced to pay my own bills. That should be true for ANY motorcyclist that goes down without a helmet. Joe Taxpayer should not foot the bill! Other than that, I could care less. I've given up on the whole subject of helmet laws, tiering, training- the whole lot of it. Just don't make me pay for someone else's stupidity.
... how few people understand the "letting the camel's nose in the tent" phenomenon. They spend myriad hours arguing the pros and cons of nanny state legislation completely ignoring that the goal of the nannies is total control of thought and behavior from cradle to grave and issues such as this is just another brick put in the wall. They immediately demand more every time. "compromise" comes to mean that those who want to be left alone have to cave in. It's always one way "compromise" with the fascisti always gaining more.And some will say (not I) that you are stupid for not wearing leather at all times as mesh is less "safe"/durable.
And that is where legislation gets sticky. At what point does it stop. If helmets are now mandatory throughout the country and a study comes out later that states riders are safer if wearing all leather gear, does that than become the next item that is debated? Will the insurance companies use that as an excuse to raise rates because uninsured riders wrecked and had a larger than needed bill due to the fact they weren't wearing leathers?
History tells us "yes".
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You don't negotiate with such. You destroy them.