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Old 10-31-2003, 12:27 PM   #1
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Old 10-31-2003, 12:30 PM   #2
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Well said, well said!
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Old 10-31-2003, 12:46 PM   #3
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Here we go again... By the way, I love this wonderfully insightful comment "They can protect in some crashes, he said, but also can inhibit the motorcyclist's vision, impair hearing, and in warm weather produce heat stress." No Brains, no headaches, no helmet required.



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Old 10-31-2003, 12:51 PM   #4
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Real liberty entitles one to make a choice (for one's self) that others may view as incorrect or unwise. Let's learn from these instances to make the correct decision, not to restrict the available choices.
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Old 10-31-2003, 01:00 PM   #5
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Here, here!



I commend you, sir.



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Old 10-31-2003, 01:20 PM   #6
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Default Idiots on both sides

<ul>I'm not sure which makes me angrier:

[*]statements like "we can't help but believe there is some correlation between a state repealing its helmet laws and the increase in fatalities." In other words "we have data, but we choose to ignore it." -- OR --

[*]statements like "They can protect in some crashes, he said, but also can inhibit the motorcyclist's vision, impair hearing, and in warm weather produce heat stress" ... sounds like this guy has bigger problems, like fish-eyes, wind-induced deafness, and poor circulation ... oh, and stupidity.

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Old 10-31-2003, 01:43 PM   #7
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I agree that it is a matter of choice, but with choice comes responsibility. The line at the end of the article sums it up, "If they don't want to wear their motorcycle helmets, don't ask the taxpayers to foot the bill." If you splatter your noggin on the concrete and survive, you should never be able to dodge those medical bills. If your insurance won't cover it, YOU are responsible for the bills, no one else.
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Old 10-31-2003, 02:03 PM   #8
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This is a surprise?

less protection=more death

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Old 10-31-2003, 02:24 PM   #9
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you can prove anything with statistics. of course they don't mention the relation of increase of deaths with the increase of new riders. or older riders returning to riding. or riders who crashed with the sun in their eyes. or riders who crashed from gassy build-up from stopping at too many burrito stands.



less protection = more death = less traffic for me.
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Old 10-31-2003, 03:24 PM   #10
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I wonder if car websites have even bothered with debating seat belt laws.
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