Thanks:Ive been tryingto come upwith a good response and you nailed it. The govt shouldnt be in the business of protecting me from myself.Although I almost always wear a seatbelt and would almost always wear a helmet if Md, didnt have a helmet law,I am adamantly opposed to laws which require me to use them and fine me if I dont. Dont tell me that riding helmetless is stupider than riding in a fullface with shorts,tank top and tennis shoes with no socks. Should there be laws to require long pants,protective jackets,boots and gloves? Where is the consistency?......it should be MY job to draw the lines regarding my personal safety,not the governments.