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Old 02-08-2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Re: Virginia House kills bid to relax motorcycle helmet law.

Wow, first post! It has been awhile.



I live in VA and I am glad the house upheld the helmet law.

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Old 02-08-2006, 10:22 AM   #2
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I live in VA as well. There is a lot more impotant stuff that the legislature should be spending time on.
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
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Oops, I spelled "impotent" wrong. LOL.
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:31 AM   #4
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Default Re: Virginia House kills bid to relax motorcycle helmet law.

I took a medical ethics class once taught by a doctor. When she found out I rode, she said "Please, whatever you do, don't wear a helmet."



I asked why?



She responded "If you wear a helmet, you usually end up a vegetable or paralyzed from the neck down. Without a helmet you're usually killed, then we can use your organs."
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Virginia House kills bid to relax motorcycle helmet law.

Then why on any given track day do most folks, including me, who crash simply walk it off and go on about their day.



Many track days, many crashes, no paralysis yet? (knock on wood!)



I've even had a couple of major wipe outs on the street. Same outcome except for the squad ride in one case. (treated and released, sore as heck the next day)



I don't think I'll try it san skid lid.



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Old 02-08-2006, 11:20 AM   #6
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Kudos to the VA Delegates!



I know the Village People crowd are convinced that "skid lids" ruin "the look". But I for one don't want to have to support their widow and children after we eulogize over them.
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:18 PM   #7
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She taught a medical ethics class!?!?!



She responded "If you wear a helmet, you usually end up a vegetable or paralyzed from the neck down. Without a helmet you're usually killed, then we can use your organs."



Why does she assume she can use our organs?
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:37 PM   #8
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I don't really disagree with what your saying, but most of the time on public roads when you crash you hit something. A road sign, a tree or guardrail. That usually does the most damage, whereas on the track you have a runoff area to slide or flip into with nothing to suddenly impact against.
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:23 PM   #9
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Too bad. I've decided that I no longer support helmet laws. I am sick and tired of you, through your government, telling me what I can and cannot do.



I'm for adults making their own decisions. I'm OK with laws saying children should be protected, because Lord knows there are enough incompetent parents, but adults should be able to take risks.





Should bicycle hemlets be required on adults bicyclists? It is the law in parts of Australia. While riding my bicycle this weekend, I had a nice chat with a motorcyclist. He pointed out that motorcyclists put on lots of protective grear, and bicycles live and die by glorified beer coolers. Bicycles go just as fast down twisty hills as many motorcycles do. Heck, my wife has past 2 motorcyclists on decents.



I hear this line about, "I don't want my tax dollars paying for...". Can anyone provide supporting information about how many brain damaged motorcyclists are on government support? I doubt it.



How about a little personal responsibility?



I'm also for mandatory safety training, so you can make an informed decision. AND, I'm a big believer in All the gear, all the time. I never ride with my gear. I just don't want to be told I have to.



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Old 02-08-2006, 03:07 PM   #10
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PA. dropped the helmut law, no big deal. I rode without the "hat" for a time.Then I dropped the bike on a freeway. Now I wear the "hat" religiously. Don't worry about the vegetables we can put them in goverment.
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