Originally Posted by Ace
Choice? I dont understand why it should be a choice. Basically let say your driving in your "cage" and happen to come up on a bike at a light, not stop in time and bump the bike. The rider falls from the bike knocking their head on the ground........(Senario 1) the rider had a helmet on, helmet absorbs the impact, rider gets up and is pissed off at what just happened and that his bike is on its side.........(Senario 2) the rider "choose" not to wear a new helmet under the new law, when he falls, his head takes all the impact. Instantly knocking him out, blood leaks from a gash in the head and from the nose. As people stand around jerking it, waiting for emergency to arrive the rider ends up dying. WOW that sucks. Now "you", as the "cage" driver instead of facing a ticket for a slight accident is now staring at involuntary manslaughter (you killed someone).
I think its pretty simple and clear cut how much that is going to suck. Something so simple as a helmet stands between slight accidents but no fatalities and now MANY easily prevented fatalities.
Its been proven that in the majority (not all) of accidents seatbelts save lives. Well same for helmets, so why even allow someone to have that option?
You could get run over anytime or injured anyplace.
What if I fall down in the shower and crack my head open?
Should I wear a helmet in the shower? Should shower manufacturers have a disclaimer for injuries?
Becca, its all about choice. What if I told you, you can't drive your car after 11 pm or before 4 am cause more accidents are caused between 11pm and 4 am.
Or what if you could drive at those ours only with a helmet on.
Isn't that imposing on your right to drive? or how you drive?
Where do you draw the Line?
I thought this country was founded on freedom and the right to choose?
Don't get me wrong here... I always ride with a helmet, and wear a seatbelt, but I still think you should have that choice.