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Old 10-20-2005, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default Re: Motorcycle deaths rise after repeal of Fla. helmet laws.

no way dude....
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Motorcycle deaths rise after repeal of Fla. helmet laws.

The Death RATE increased 50%.



Oh well, it must just be there are 50% more riders in Florida. Or Middle aged people toddling around on 7000lb Hogs with no MSF. Or teenagers on 500rwhp Gixxas doing standups at 375mph. Or Manatees. Manatees?



Blame the Manatees!
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Motorcycle deaths rise after repeal of Fla. helmet laws.

First let me state that i wear a helmet 100% of the time, riding a sport bike does not feel right without a helmet.

However i do believe that if you are an adult it is your right to ride helmetless as you please.

For the freedom fighters, go ahead just make sure you have full disability insurance to cover your cost, or accept that your family or estate will cover any catastrophic cost needed to rehab you







smart alec, its the helmetless rider who ends up vegetative with the feeding tube- they dont all die, those that survive have severe brain trauma even from minor low speed crashes
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: Motorcycle deaths rise after repeal of Fla. helmet laws.

First let me state that i wear a helmet 100% of the time, riding a sport bike does not feel right without a helmet.

However i do believe that if you are an adult it is your right to ride helmetless as you please.

For the freedom fighters, go ahead just make sure you have full disability insurance to cover your cost, or accept that your family or estate will cover any catastrophic cost needed to rehab you



"In a lot of the accidents, even if they had a helmet on, it doesn't save them," Eveland said. "And sometimes I think even with a helmet I might not want to live. I don't want to be lying in a bed with a feeding tube"



smart alec, its the helmetless rider who ends up vegetative with the feeding tube- they dont all die, those that survive have severe brain trauma even from minor low speed crashes
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: Motorcycle deaths rise after repeal of Fla. helmet laws.

"According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 19 states require motorcyclists to wear helmets. Only three have no requirements: Colorado, Illinois and Iowa."



I see. So there are 22 states in the country. Gee.. wish I was good at gemography.
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:06 PM   #6
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Default Re: Motorcycle deaths rise after repeal of Fla. helmet laws.

I commute into a state that doesn't have a helmet law but has a seat belt law. Does anybody besides me think this is rather silly?
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:28 PM   #7
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Default Re: Motorcycle deaths rise after repeal of Fla. helmet laws.

It's nice to see editorializing in the first sentence. Why wait until the end?



Can anyone guess what this reporter's angle was before she wrote the story? Hmmmmmmm
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:31 PM   #8
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Default Re: Motorcycle deaths rise after repeal of Fla. helmet laws.

Uh, dumby, that is mapography, duh.
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:37 PM   #9
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If we're looking for issues to confront with regard to stampeding governmental intrusiveness and paternalism, the mandatory helmet issue is very low on the priority scale, though a highly visible and symbolic issue with many bikers. That having been said, we should appose mandatory helmet laws on principle, while simultaneously ALWAYS acknowledging that the human head is a very delicate structure that deserves some common sense anticipatory self-defense. As a retired paramedic, I can attest to the frequently irreversable trauma that not having worn a helmet produced. Does anyone really NEED some save-the-world from itself bureaucrat educating us on the importance of protecting our bodies when maneuvering at speed thru hordes of 4,000 pound cages? Not if your brain is functional. It's all about personal survival and being able to ride again after the accident. With a broken brain that is extremely unlikely. WEAR A HAT!!!!
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:39 PM   #10
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I need to check back later for:

"Yep, George is killing them over seas and Jeb is getting them here. Jeb wants everyone in a car, more oil. The Bush family all have 666 behind their ears....."
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