Maybe when people stop being too stupid to make their own choices. Really, I think that there should be one simple helmet law: If you mess your cranium in a crash while not wearing a helmet, you're paying your own bills, you're off any welfare lists, and you and all of your survivors get the ole 'snip snip'. We really can't have those genes in the human pool. My real problem with regulating personal safety is that it's slowing the evolution of the human species - people who don't wear seatbelts should also be encouraged to take themselves out, not with a law demanding that they behave as though they deserve to breed, but with a law ensuring that if they don't deserve to survive, they won't.when does all the "You are too stupid to make your own choices, so Daddy Government is going to do so" stop?
Well, what does your wife look like? Her wearing scant clothin might impinge on my right to hold my lunch, after all.Good points all, but please tell me how my wife wearing a sting bikini, me carrying a concealed firearm or you walking in a cave in a state park impinges on anyones freedoms.
But you're suggesting we concentrate on things that actually matter! That's gotta be unamerican, or something. Nope, the american way is endless debate on things that consume minor percentages of the federal budget (but make for good soundbites) to divert us all from actually discussing important issues.O.K. first of all, if we really want to help out the world and our pocketbooks we would not worry about paying for a couple of dough-heads who wrecked their bikes and weren't wearing a bucket--they are a very small minority of patients in hospitals today.
Unfortunately, that's shouldn't, not can't. They will twist statistics in any way they can to make the point they want. Hell, much of the public is gullable enough to just accept 'cost' without any statistical basis. Look at this thread: people keep arguing what costs more, but nobody has supplied any numbers. Your observation that few hospital patients are helmetless bikers is at least anecdotal evidence that the cost issue is a red herring, but that's the best I've seen.I was just saying that motorcyclist are not the main patients in the hospital and they can't use that as an excuse for helmet laws.