:evil:And that S**T just pisses me off!!:evil:
:evil:And that S**T just pisses me off!!:evil:
I’m old,single and no dependents...I would like to think that if I had a family/dependents I would be responsible enough to wear a helmet for their sakes.....:thumbup:
PS...I will admit as a youngin on my CL77 my riding attire consisted of as little as I could get by with...I would have rode that thing naked if I could...what a blast....:grin2:>
THAT'S the point, isn't it. I live in a country that requires helmets anywhere you ride in this nation. It's the way I learned, and I feel most comfortable wearing one. When I travel south and ride where helmets are not required, I still wear mine. It's none of my business if someone chooses not to wear theirs if it's legal to do so. I never wore a seat belt until it became law, and genuinely disliked it for many years. I'd still drive without one if it weren't the law to do so.Your choice. Isn't it great to live in a country where you can make choices! So, you can voluntary put your life at risk. Lung cancer from smoking, liver damage from drinking, diabetes from eating unhealthy foods, AIDS from unprotected sex. But heaven forbid you ride without a helmet.
Last year Alberta made it legal for people who wear turbans to not wear a helmet on a motorcycle. This is the sort of BS that is begat from runaway legislation. I advocate helmet wearing, but it is not correct to make exceptions based on religious garb wearing requirements. If you must wear a turban, then you should be legally precluded from riding a motorcycle. OR, no one is required to wear a turban. Nope, it should not be legislated, and anyone that wants to ride without one should have their liberty to do so infringed.
Yay... Can't wait to wear my turban and a scarf on my next little sissy outing. NOT!I know what you are saying. this is the first year congressman can wear scarves on the Congress floor, just to please our newly elected muslim women. Prior to this even the Jewish congressman could not wear their little caps.
Yes there are catatonic porno watching wack babies out there right now killing themselves in their own way too. I'd rather RIDE!OMG!!!!!!!!
WHAT IF EVERYTHING WORKS OUT OK?!!!!???
Seriously - I think people first have to decide if they think they control when they leave this world. Would you have survived had you not had the helmet on? No idea. There are so many variables and so many possibilities that we would never know. One would have to go through the exact same accident in the exact same way without a helmet to know for sure - and that is not possible.
I do know that if I was that worried about leaving this world I probably wouldn't ride a motorcycle. Helmet or not all it takes is some stupid person in an SUV fulll of kids on a cell phone and I am toast. Even in my pilot those morons could put a hurting on me.
Personally, I love riding helmet, no helmet or whatever. I appreciate the choice and hope some person with no life ever tries to take it from me. I also am pretty sure I don't have a whole lot of control over when I leave this world. I could argue that the helmet saved me from being a vegetable, but I suppose if I was going to be a vegetable then nothing would stop that right?
Not to throw religion in here (but hey its cold and I like grenades ) but if you think there is some sort diving providence then there has to be some level of order to what happens. If not, then life is a series of random events subject to chaos theory and there is no order. Either way, it won't matter what you say or do here. No one cares - they will continue to do and act as they see fit.
I love the internet - The single biggest time waster ever invented. :thumbup:
oh, and I have a 5 month old daughter. I wear a helmet because I like the illusion it protects me better. For all 50 miles a year I get to ride.
What is everyone's opinion and experience with this?
Seriously - I think people first have to decide if they think they control when they leave this world.
How would you test any of this?Every study regarding safety and personal protective equipment indicates people have a degree of control in terms of preventing death or injury. It isn't opinion, but rather fact. To argue that wearing PPE is pointless unless it guarantees absolute protection from harm in every case is lunacy.
In short, we have a great deal of control over when we "leave this world" all the way from simple choices we make in food/diet to complex choices we make regarding choice of career, (e.g. Firemen have increased risk of cancer and Police for suicide) and lists of other choices involving health and risk.
As far a religion and god beliefs are concerned, I'm not aware of any religions that teach believers not to care about personal safety.
^^ EXACTLY!!! Of 6 pages of comments... THIS is the smartest answer!The real danger is not from riding a motorcycle without a helmet, but from riding, period. If we're justified in requiring helmets to save medical expenses, why not simply outlaw motorcycles entirely? That would prevent a lot more death and injury.
I've been involved in a number of debates about helmet laws and something riders who argue that nobody has a right tell them they have to wear a helmet are missing a key factor in the debate, namely that others are affected by someone's choice to be reckless. When stats show that brain injuries caused by a motorcycle accident not only hurt the rider, but often the riders family, (loss of a breadwinner, excess medical bills) and ultimately the public who has to foot the insurance costs and medical bills of riders who can't afford to pay for it all themselves. A choice to risk extended brain injuries with related extensive medical expenses for the frivolous reasoning that it feels better to ride unprotected is a lame/selfish reason to put your entire families financial well being at risk.