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ikonoklass 01-09-2007 09:03 AM

Re: PA State Rep Wants Helmets Back.
 
First post! This is tantamount to a troll. Everything's been said.

acecycleins 01-09-2007 09:09 AM

Re: PA State Rep Wants Helmets Back.
 
Good luck w/ the ABATE crowd.

Fenton 01-09-2007 09:23 AM

Re: PA State Rep Wants Helmets Back.
 
Harleys exempt from helmet laws only if they have loud pipes and run Mobil 1 full synthetic?



That kind of troll?

BrowningBAR 01-09-2007 09:28 AM

Re: PA State Rep Wants Helmets Back.
 
Let me get this straight.



Philly just had highest murder rate since 1997. 384 as of December 12.



And helmet laws is where he's throwing in his political hat?



What an @ssclown. How about putting the attention somewhere else.



And I live in PA and I wear a helmet on every ride. I see A LOT more people wearing helmets in PA than in the past two states I've lived in (AZ or FL).


ksquid 01-09-2007 09:29 AM

Re: PA State Rep Wants Helmets Back.
 
WA state instituted the teen law about not having teen passengers and driving after dark etc. The experts say it did reduce teen accidents. I think talking on cell phones while driving should be banned for everyone. I caused an accident by doing it. As some have suggested we should just turn the phone off. I now do that....... I think women would just hate that though.. Most of the folks I see on cell phones driving are women. Not to get into it again but if the deaths have doubled it might be partially explained by more riders but I doubt the number of riders also doubled. I could be wrong. I doubt it gets reinstated the demographics right now favor ABATE.

BrowningBAR 01-09-2007 09:30 AM

Re: PA State Rep Wants Helmets Back.
 
HD will also be exempted for tiered licensing.

ksquid 01-09-2007 09:31 AM

Re: PA State Rep Wants Helmets Back.
 
That's the spirit.. :)

HelterSkelter 01-09-2007 09:34 AM

Re: PA State Rep Wants Helmets Back.
 
Gee imagine that, a democrat wants to protect us from ourselves.



It's this simple; So long as I have the financial means not to become a burden to the state and my relatives are comfortable with wiping my a$$ for the rest of my drooling days then I should be able to do and wear what I want, provided my actions don't endanger others (which is why the only mandatory protection should be eyewear).



Disclaimer: Yes I wear safety gear, including a helmet. No I'm NOT a republican (libertarian actually).

longride 01-09-2007 09:36 AM

Re: PA State Rep Wants Helmets Back.
 
Solving the murder problem takes effort and thought. Putting helmets on motorcyclists takes nothing. Education is the only way to significantly reduce deaths. Of course, that takes thought and effort also.

ksquid 01-09-2007 09:39 AM

Good post
 
"t's this simple; So long as I have the financial means not to become a burden to the state and my relatives are comfortable with wiping my a$$ for the rest of my drooling days then I should be able to do and wear what I want, provided my actions don't endanger others (which is why the only mandatory protection should be eyewear)."



I think you correctly nailed it.. If folks want the freedom they should pay for it. i.e. if you can't do the time don't do the crime analogy.. I think everyone should wear a full face.. but... if folks were willing to pay more for the priviledge of not wearing any helmet I would be OK with it.


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