It’s not really unreasonable to think not wearing a helmet can cause accidents. Debris, bugs, etc. fly everywhere. I especially see all the critters that hit my face shield. Mostly small, but some big splats as well. I’ve had my visor cracked by some rock kicked up by a car in front of me. I can see a rider getting startled and yanking onto oncoming traffic or just losing control and binning it. Mostly though I don’t care if a rider wears gear or not. I’ve lived through the seat belt law and helmet law fights and honestly didn’t care one way or the other if they passed or not. I personally do both though. But to say there’s no circumstance where not wearing a helmet can not cause an accident would be short sighted. There’s a vid on youtube were a rider bins his bike. He was going fast, but not stunting. He had a helmet on, but with the visor up. He explained that a bug hit his eye and he lost control. Luckily, he didn’t hit any other cars.
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…