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Old 07-10-2003, 08:47 AM   #11
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Default Re:You miss the point

There's no law that says you CAN'T wear a helmet, Kpaul. It simply says if you meet certain criteria you don't have too. While I doubt the police will pull over everyone they see to see if they meet the helmet-less requirement I'd imagine if you got popped for another reason they'd check. And if they needed an excuse to pull you over they could say you looked under age. I also think resources would be better spent on issue's other than helmet laws, but I don't live in PA. and I wear a helmet because I want too, not because I have too. If PA riders want to ride helmet-less that's up to them.
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:01 AM   #12
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My friend Julian Long was INTENTIONALLY run down and killed by a guy in a pick-up truck Christmas Day, 1999. The guy who did it was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and spent less than a month in jail.



If he had intentionally run down and killed a pregnant woman in a crosswalk, you can bet he'd be up for the lethal injection!



We just want equal prosecution and enforcement, that's all.
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:15 AM   #13
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Default Re: PA Helmet Law Modified

If you think this gives PA citizens more freedom, think again. Then end result will be police with more power to pull over bikers for no reason (that is, with a lame reason). I for one would not want to be harassed by the man just so they can check that I've met the minimum requirements to go lidless. (not that I would ever go helmetless.)

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Old 07-10-2003, 09:26 AM   #14
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Well said Gabe
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:28 AM   #15
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No I get get that. But my point is that the law because of its language either will not be enforced or like someone else said will be abused as excuse to pull people over.
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:30 AM   #16
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You make a great point. I perhaps naively think that cops will not enforce the law because of its language but you are probably right it is a good excuse to pull people over.
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:51 AM   #17
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But since you always wear your helmet, then you wouldn't have a problem anyway, right? You have no worries.
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:08 AM   #18
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Hey don't speak for me. You want to be an idiot , not wear a helmet, you should pay for it not me
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:33 AM   #19
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Who should pay for your choice to ride a motorcycle? Pretty stupid choice, when an auto is obviously safer.
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:42 AM   #20
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Thats right. Since I never ride without a full-face helmet I have no worries But I think the point he makes is a good one this law is written poorly and gives the cops reasons to stop idiots (helmetless riders) with shakey reasons.

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