Helmet law confusions….
April 6, 2009 at 4:08 pm #17543Jay TParticipant
Got your behind strapped to a motorcycle and hit a bump that makes the newly enforced airbag go off and break your neck. At least you can have an open coffin. This is supposed to be the land of the FREE. I should have the right to choose. These laws are getting as bad as the law suits filed by ambulance chasers. Maybe it is all coming from the same place. No need for me to get political here. Just what I said before, a law with no points but a fine (even a tiny little one) or a law to save the Chillllruunnn, will usually become a law that is “good for everyone”. I just don’t need someone who barely ever held and honest job telling me what is good for me. I can see requiring med-pay so the rest of the world doesn’t have to pay for something I am choosing to do. Then it is a cost of my transportation. Nuff said.
http://www.ridesafe.today.comApril 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm #17918WanderingRiderParticipant
All I know about my full face helmet is that it recently deflected a rock that otherwise would have hit me in the eye. It just seems like common sense – you need something to protect your face and head. Not to mention, when I do go down (and I’m sure I will at some point) I’d much prefer walking away from that crash instead of being carried away in a body bag. Having gone to a MSF course and read the findings of the Hurt report, the benefits of a helmet obviously outweigh the inconvenience of putting it on, to me at least.April 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm #17920SantaCruzRiderParticipant
Arnold — California’s governor — does. And I remember there was a bit of a flair up when he took office and it was learned that he was riding (and had been for years) without a valid MC license.April 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm #17922Clay DowlingParticipant
The idiot forcing me to pay for someone else’s mistake is the guy not wearing the helmet. There’s nobody else up the line who can bear responsibility for that.April 21, 2009 at 11:58 pm #17942MunchParticipant
For me it is not wether TO WEAR or NOT TO WEAR a helmet. I can however appreciate those who feel it should be within their power to choose.
My concern is here in NC there seems to be varying opinions specifically with half helmets as to what is legal and what is not.May 15, 2009 at 11:49 am #18550Zig308Participant
There is no reason someone needs a bike that can go more than 65mph or more than 250cc’s. Anything more than that is a menace to the collective society and the citizens of the Earth. Think of how many lives we could save if we banned assault sport bikes and only allowed modest cruisers or standards and required all riders to wear full gear that complied with UN standards.
Surely, you can all find it in your hearts to agree with me if it will save even one life?May 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm #18583MunchParticipant
LOL….almost missed the wink…. and ummm no. If we are going to really try to save lives might as well abolish religion, politics, hate, greed….clearly have a defining line between ambition and greed so we don’t mis judge… oh wait… what to do with those that offend the new “regulation” …. hmm… can’t kill em, that would be breaking our own rule…… selective breeding?…. hmmmm….. That has been tried over and over again…. hmmmm how to keep idiots from killing themselves…… build something idiot proof!!!! Wait wait…. then ma nature comes up with a better idiot. ….. dang … I know the answer has got to be there somewhere……………….May 16, 2009 at 2:53 am #18593owlieParticipant
Plug all the idiots into their Ipods and let them get lost in the internet while we the sensible wander as outcasts and memorize passages from famous books to pass onto future generations once the politically correct powerful self-implode the country.
Anyone interested in a Fahrenheit 451 reading group?June 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm #19519EliasParticipant
No helmet laws here in AZ. IMHO, it’s definitely the rider’s choice. I think it should be mandatory for pillion’s though, because it’s not their decision how the rider drives the bike. I’ll always ATGATT, whether the law cares or not. I’m not doing it to conform, I’m trying to save my ass in a wreck.June 12, 2009 at 4:25 am #19605gsmurfetteParticipant
I’m with you! I nag my hubby when he whines about it being hot out and not wanting to wear his jacket….he wears his tennis shoes, but we’re trying to buy him a bike and new boots….so then he’ll wear them. We only have my bike right now, and I wouldn’t let him take it out if he didn’t wear his jacket…..I felt like such a B*tch. I told him that I didn’t really care to inherit his life insurance…….
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