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Helmets again

The good news is that from 2000 to 2004 the number of registered motorcycles is up 40 percent in Colorado. The bad news is that Colorado ranks eighth in the US for motorcycle deaths per 100,000 people. Colorado is the only state in the top ten that does not have any kind of helmet law. More info: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...734944,00.html

Yesterday, my friend and I stopped at a biker bar after a terrific run up in the mountains. Of the twenty-odd bikers in the outdoor bar, we were the only two with helmets. On another subject, we were the only ones drinking soda.

I like wearing a helmet. I don't have to wear earplugs, and if I want wind in my face I just lift my visor. I don't have to worry about helmet hair, and the other day I had a bug hit my visor that looked like a 747 when it's coming right at my eyes. I had to pull over and wipe the yellow matter from my shield.
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100%. I would not want to take one of those big azz bugs to the grill. Fullface for me please.



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I wear a helmet because I choose to and not because a law requires it. If the safetycrats get their way, then you can see another attempt to ban sportbikes. Helmet laws do not prevent motorcycle fatalities. According to florida statistics, a very high percentage of deaths involves helmeted riders.
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I wear a helmet because I choose to and not because a law requires it. If the safetycrats get their way, then you can see another attempt to ban sportbikes. Helmet laws do not prevent motorcycle fatalities. According to florida statistics, a very high percentage of deaths involves helmeted riders.
I'm too lazy to dig up the website.

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I've heard that same stat about PA. High percentage of death = helmeted riders.



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I've heard that same stat about PA. High percentage of death = helmeted riders.
Its true in all states. Broken necks, backs and internal injures are usually the killers. Just proves how important armored gear really is.

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Its true in all states. Broken necks, backs and internal injures are usually the killers. Just proves how important armored gear really is.
Here's to hoping I and all of you stay on the right side of that stat. Ride safe out there.



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I've heard that same stat about PA. High percentage of death = helmeted riders.
Yeah that is cause there are still more helmeted riders all around... so therefor more of them wrecking and unfortuanatly dieing... you can wear a helmet or not...but if your body hits a telephone pole... you're done regardless!

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Yeah that is cause there are still more helmeted riders all around... so therefor more of them wrecking and unfortuanatly dieing... you can wear a helmet or not...but if your body hits a telephone pole... you're done regardless!

Next thing I know you'll be starting a ABATE thread...
There was just an ABATE rally in Harrisburg last week.



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There was just an ABATE rally in Harrisburg last week.
Yeah were you there with bells on?




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Yeah were you there with bells on?
Of course. Weren't you?


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I agree with ABATE that helmet laws suck and that those who ride should decide. I don't see insurance premiums going down in states with helmet laws Vs states without.

If I choose not to wear a helmet when I ride, it should be up to me and not for you to decide for me.

I've heard all the reasons pro and con...and I've lived in States with helmet laws and without...the numbers just don't change...and my premiums don't go down.
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I agree with ABATE that helmet laws suck and that those who ride should decide. I don't see insurance premiums going down in states with helmet laws Vs states without.

If I choose not to wear a helmet when I ride, it should be up to me and not for you to decide for me.

I've heard all the reasons pro and con...and I've lived in States with helmet laws and without...the numbers just don't change...and my premiums don't go down.




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I agree with ABATE that helmet laws suck and that those who ride should decide. I don't see insurance premiums going down in states with helmet laws Vs states without.

If I choose not to wear a helmet when I ride, it should be up to me and not for you to decide for me.

I've heard all the reasons pro and con...and I've lived in States with helmet laws and without...the numbers just don't change...and my premiums don't go down.
That's fine as long as they revoke the seat belt laws at the same time.




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What bikes really need are seatbelts.
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That's fine as long as they revoke the seat belt laws at the same time.
I agree here too...
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What bikes really need are seatbelts.
Not on MCs... in your car!!

Until the govt gets rid of the seatbelt laws for your air bag filled, steel cages... I don't see them getting rid of the helmet law...no matter how many times you ride to the capital building without your helmets on!




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Not on MCs... in your car!!

Until the govt gets rid of the seatbelt laws for your air bag filled, steel cages... I don't see them getting rid of the helmet law...no matter how many times you ride to the capital building without your helmets on!

Maybe in your State...But here in Florida...we have an enlightened, progressive Legislature.
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Maybe in your State...But here in Florida...we have an enlightened, progressive Legislature.
Please don't tell me they charge more for your insurance...cause its simply not true... MICHIGAN SUCKS!




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Maybe in your State...But here in Florida...we have an enlightened, progressive Legislature.
HAHAHHHAHAH, I hope that was sarcastic.

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