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Old 10-31-2003, 03:13 PM   #11
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Old 10-31-2003, 03:21 PM   #12
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Default Re: KY Deaths rise after helmet-law repeal

I would agree with you only on the condition that we refuse to give medical care to anyone who hurts himself through other inherently dangerous activity as well. This includes.... driving a car, skiing, mountain climbing, bicycling, playing soccer, showering.... there are many others I'm sure. All the above activites are proven by insurance statistics to be extremely hazardous.



Seriously, how would you make an exception for only motorcyclists? Especially if the person hurt is paying the taxes and insurance premiums that provide these services.



Sure, riding without a helmet is foolhardy. I'm never ever without my fullface Shoei even when I ride a Harley. But arbitrarily singling out motorcyclists is unfair.



It is not very compassionate either.
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Old 10-31-2003, 04:53 PM   #13
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I've said before and I'll say it again, stupid is as stupid does.

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Old 10-31-2003, 05:29 PM   #14
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"BETWEEN 1995 and 2000, motorcyclists without helmets who were treated at University Hospital ran up acute-care charges totaling more than $1.97 million, Vitaz found. The costs did not include physicians' fees, rehabilitation and lost time from work.



"Why should society pay for their freedom" not to wear helmets, Vitaz said. "That's a significant burden." "



KPauls helmet law:

The best solution is if you don't wear a helmet you pay for injuries etc. This not wearing helmet nonsense may make getting health insurance, life insurance for bikers more expensive. My life insurance policy doesn't pay if I die flying a plane. I see the time coming when insurance companies will say we won't pay off if you die riding a motorcycle. More more people will say why should my health insurance premiums be higher so Billy Bob can ride around without a helmet.
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Old 10-31-2003, 09:14 PM   #15
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Default Re: KY Deaths rise after helmet-law repeal

Let's include: not exercising enough, being overweight/underweight, eating fried foods, eating beef, having sex (you can never be too safe), exposure to the sun, going to hospitals, flying, boating, swimming, walking and OF COURSE riding motorcycles even WITH a helmet (clearly an inherently Dangerous activity if ever there was one). Let's not forget those people that are alive, statistics show that 100% of these folks die, ingratiously exposing Society to potentual Financial AND Emotional burdens! Yessiree!, I propose a law that Anyone, Ever, caught doing Anything that could be considered dangerous by Anyone be immediately Shot by the State at their OWN expense for their own good and for the Protection of and the Financial and Emotional status of the Good Citizens with enough "Common Sense" not to exgage in Dangerous things! Don't like my law? Tough, it's the law, obviously any questioning of "The Law" will result in instant Anarchy and You should be Shot! It's all for your own good and for the Protection of and the Financial and Emotional Wellness of Society.
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Old 11-01-2003, 05:07 AM   #16
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Very stute. You can find such stuff right here
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:42 AM   #17
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You post has overstepped the bounds of The Internet Decency Act. Your irresponsible and sarcastic missive has influenced at least one young person to question the democratically determined rules of acceptable conduct and therefore someone may do something risky that could possibly result in a dollar's worth or more of public medical costs.



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Old 11-02-2003, 09:43 AM   #18
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Helmet, full-face, all the time. My state doesn't even require it but it's like Amex and condoms, don't leave home without it.



I don't know if I'd fight to the death but I'd take a good maiming so long as it's not my face (too pretty) or anything in the groin area.
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Old 11-02-2003, 10:32 AM   #19
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Bummer! Do I have to pay for it?
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Old 11-02-2003, 04:05 PM   #20
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Default Re: KY Deaths rise after helmet-law repeal

I think that the whole point of my message was missed. I am not saying deny medical access. I am saying that if you life is saved, neither the hospital or the taxpayers shoud be responsible for your bills. You should have to pay it back, even if it means granishing your wages. And compassion? No. Not when it was their choice to not strap on a helmet.
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