After reading the 13+ pages of the thread about ditching their helmet, I thought I would get some stats from riders about whether they feel safer with or without a helmet.
safer with ...Venjurak said:After reading the 13+ pages of the thread about ditching a helmet, I thought I would get some stats from riders about whether they feel safer with or without a helmet.
Who cares about how you FEEL...CrunkedItUp said:the question is about how a helmet makes you FEEL.
Yea!!! That's what I'm talking about!!!twin1300 said:Just to put something with my vote.....I think we should have the right to decide......even before they repealed the law in La.....I chose to wear a helmet. But I think it should be your right to ride with or without a helmet.
Side note....I know guys think that helmets cause more damage....then how come those guys who race F1 and Super bikes fall at speeds of excess of a hundred miles an hour and walk off. I don't think the theory holds up that a helmet cause more injuries. AMA and every sanctioning body requires helmets for safety....because it works.
If you go down at highway speeds, and are not involved in a direct collision with an obstacle, your head is most likely to take a 'glancing' blow of of the road surface or ground. This is a VERY survivable situation in most cases, and not just to end up a vegetable either....IF you're wearing any half-way decent helmet.Paul Weser said:Out on the hwy, you're pretty much history if anything happens at speed or you're your dead from the neck down. Don't want that. Helmet in town, not on the open road.