How many times do I have to say this? Always wear a full face helmet. Despite what longbully says (i.e. what statistic he makes up this week). According a German study on head injuries cited in the book Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough , a majority happen to facial and frontal area of the head.
I think anyone who tries to claim that they are safer when not wearing a full-face helmet is either severely deluded or unable to comprehend both basic statistics and the laws of physics. However, even though I live in a land where helmet use is compulsory, and even though I'd always wear a helmet even if it wasn't, I still cannot understand why governments take it upon themselves to tell their citizens how and whether they should risk their own lives. If I head-butt the road while wearing only a baseball cap, surely that should rate as being my own (very) stupid fault?
Just how long would it take to string that much plastic wrap and where did these potential murderers get wrap that long? Someone had to see this being done and I'd say an attempted murder charge would be about right. Can you imagine the front fender knifing under the wrap, forcing the wrap upward into a head-level rope? I don't care what helmet you're wearing, your head might just be coming off.
Sadly, its quite easy to get that much wrap. You merely have to go to your local foodservice supplier, and you can get it in 5000' rolls that are 24-36" wide. I have seen people wrap cars shut, but never this... It is sad.
There's probably fingerprints somewhere on all that wrap. I hope the authorities are treating this as attempted murder since the rider could easily have snapped his neck - with or without a helmet. Lets hope this doesn't set off any copycats, either.
You can say that all you want. But since it hurt motorcyclist, the (lack of) public outrage won't force any big investigation. Even if the pr!cks are found they won't face atempted murder, probably some bogus minor charge akin to littering.
I totally agree. I am not in favor of compulsory laws. However, if those laws are the books already, I don't think the AMA should spend valuable time, money and political capital on repealing such laws. The AMA should spend it's time on stuff like the Janklow thing, health insurance discrimination. i.e. protect motorcyclists