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Old 01-11-2006, 02:25 PM   #31
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Default Re: Florida State drops helmet proposal.

"I don't understand any argument for riding without helmet."



Sounds like a good reason to ride without one to me.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:32 PM   #32
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Its amazing,if helmets don't save lives,why do the millitary keep issuing them?Think of the millions of $ they could be saving. I thought it was to do with gravity ,what goes up must come down ,and if it does then you have some protection.For motorcyclist ,think of your head as a water bomb,(balloon) hitting the hard ground.
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:52 PM   #33
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Well, this exchange is certainly refreshing...





Now, how about a thread to compare and contrast synthetic and mineral lubricating oils?
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:10 PM   #34
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It's not easy like that. I don't want to pay your medical bills when your smack your head and become a vegetable.
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:42 PM   #35
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What I still don't understand is why the same arguments pro or against wearing helmets could not be applied to safety belts in cars?

What is the difference?
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:04 AM   #36
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Florida used to have compulsary helmet use. I grew up in FL and I remember when I first went to California and first saw people riding motorcycles without helmets - it was freaky.



Then a motorcycle rights group (primarily cruiser/domestic bike types) got together and demanded that the helmet law be recinded, which it was. I always thought they should have used their power to get us things like legalized lane-splitting, designated motorcycle parking spaces, etc., which would have actually encouraged motorcycle use.



It's the weekend warrior mindset - bikes are toys, not transportation. That's why I see about 2 motorcycles a day here in Orlando during commuting hours, but see dozens of motorcycles cruising around on the weekend.
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:15 AM   #37
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If you know what 'they' should have done, why didn't YOU do anything? Of course, you are much smarter, and better, than any of 'them' that got the helmet law repealed. You got is all figured out. Actually, the most dangerous mindset for motorcycists in the world is yours. The smug, know-it-all that never does a thing, but seems to criticize everyone else for what they do, and how they do it.
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:04 AM   #38
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Because they're doing it FOR THE CHILDREN.
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:42 AM   #39
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Opinions, opinions, opinions. Wear a helmet or not? I can assure you that the ones forcing this 50K coverage don't ride. But does it matter? People will do what they want - reguardless if it right or not.
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:02 AM   #40
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And there are a lot of people who don't want to pay your bill when you get hit while riding your bike. No matter what you wear, biking is more dangerous than caging. If you tell your fellow riders that you they must wear a helmet 'cause you don't want to pay for their medical bills. Watch out for the car drivers who don't want you to ride a bike 'casue they don'e want to pay YOUR medical bills.
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