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Helmets are law again in Louisiana

24848 Views 235 Replies 46 Participants Last post by  kjam68
Well, maybe here is a good one to start with. Because Illinois does not have a helmet law states can be gathered on deaths with helmets and death without helmets.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look at the motorcycle death stats (three links at the top of the page will give you numbers for 2000, 2001, and 2002):

Illinois helmet and non helmet motorcycle deaths 2000-2002

I don't know what happened in 2002 but riders seemed to learn something. An anomaly maybe? Kind of strange.

I for one can tell you I am in the overwhelming minority in this state wearing a helmet. I'm not even going to get in to the number of people I see riding in flip-flops. I just think about my little piggys getting caught in the spokes, having 500 lbs of motorcycle fall and slide on them, or slipping off the peg and grinding on the asphalt and I literally cringe.
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Re: Screw 'em!

YEAH! keep the *****es in the kitchen. RIGHT ON!

P.S. Kerry's a rider and well we all know Bush can't even ride a Segway.
I hear some guys wear those bandanas and wife beaters for the wrecks riding with them.
I think a stupid part of the law is that you can wear those DOT approved worthless flame buckets and be in compliance. What is the point?
Re: Screw 'em!

Would it be OK if he rode a bone stock Honda?

Obviously Bush is more of a real rider because he couldn't ride a bone stock Segway.
Re: Screw 'em!

refer to my last statement.j/k
Re: Screw 'em!

you'd have a valid point if all motorcycles had stabilizing gyros in them. the segway was built to be idiot proof....obviously it's not.
Re: Freedom

i'm arguing more that there shouldn't be a law. It's like outlawing all guns except .22 caliber pea shooters. Pointless because a .22 can kill you just as good as any other gun
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