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http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=2560219

The new motorcycle helmet law says that the helmet must meet DOT safety requirements.

Police are cracking down on offenders, but not everyone has gotten the word.

If you are riding a motorcycle and not wearing a DOT approved helmet and eye protection, police are going to give you a ticket and troopers may even tow your bike.

Cpl Mark Francis/Lafayette PD: We will make a traffic stop and we'll issue that individual a ticket for riding without the proper helmet...

The Louisiana State Police take the matter even more serious.

They'll only give you a certain amount of time to have someone bring you a legal helmet. When that time expires, they tow the bike..

As you might imagine, that doesn't sit well with some riders.

Trooper Will Williams/Louisiana State Police: You're always gonna have some people who don't want to abide by the rules and again...when we find those people riding along the road, no matter who they are, or where they are, we're gonna do what the job requires...

Eyewitness News found this stricter push on the new helmet law is catching some riders off guard.

Tab Hebert rode up to Downtown Alive with a non-DOT helmet.

Tab Hebert/Dislikes the Law: It's news to me. I hate to see them do all that, but I guess it's for the safety of everybody...

Motorcycle Club President Darrel Leslie says he's all for safety.

Darrel Leslie/President, Motorcycle Club: The first time it should be a warning, but then again if you look at it, we've all been warned by the passing of this law...

And as for the members of his club?

Darrel Leslie/President, Motorcycle Club: I recommend that they abide by the law...




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Why in the world u would wanna wear a lid that wasnt DOT/Snell certified is beyong me anyways!! :here:
 

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Yeah it's BEYONG me too, I think!!!!
 

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Not wearing a lid is the dumbest thing ever. :bash: :bash:
 

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Another dumb excuse to stop a legal biker. If you don't have an up to date insurance card, they can impound your bike. The parishes down in Louisiana looking for some more money, and trying to get it from visiting bikers. Of course, the cops wind up being scapegoats enforcing these rules. Besides checking your bike before you ride, make sure you have license, endorsement, insurance card, registration, and safety inspection (if your state requires it).
 

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Papers?...Papers?...where are your stinking papers??? Are we live in a 1970's eastern European country?? I make it easy for them, I carry an original registration card and photocopies of everything including the bill of sale and title under the seat in a ziploc bag. when I get questioned, I hand them the packet and let them look for what they want.
 

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I used to know a bunch of hog riders that said if they didn't have a DOT approved helmet, they'd just slap a sticker on it that said DOT. Looked real to me. And that's all they're looking for. But really, if you're gonna go to all that trouble of locating a sticker and putting it on to look real, just get the real thing dammit! :smash:
 

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CrunchieJD said:
I used to know a bunch of hog riders that said if they didn't have a DOT approved helmet, they'd just slap a sticker on it that said DOT. Looked real to me. And that's all they're looking for. But really, if you're gonna go to all that trouble of locating a sticker and putting it on to look real, just get the real thing dammit! :smash:

well yeah, you can get those brain bowls just about anywhere...makes alot of sense!! :screwy:
 

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CrunchieJD said:
I used to know a bunch of hog riders that said if they didn't have a DOT approved helmet, they'd just slap a sticker on it that said DOT. Looked real to me. And that's all they're looking for. But really, if you're gonna go to all that trouble of locating a sticker and putting it on to look real, just get the real thing dammit! :smash:
Ok, not many cops are gonna be fooled by a DOT sticker. Those little "beanie" type lids are obvious.
 

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Ok, not many cops are gonna be fooled by a DOT sticker. Those little "beanie" type lids are obvious.

yeah they are, those helmets, if u can call them that are worthless anyways..but also too, most times those lids, they've got any certification stickers covered up anyways with all the, My hog ate your rice, i brake for biker chicks, and the bitch didnt fall off stickers all over them.. :skep: :lol:
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
yeah they are, those helmets, if u can call them that are worthless anyways..but also too, most times those lids, they've got any certification stickers covered up anyways with all the, My hog ate your rice, i brake for biker chicks, and the bitch didnt fall off stickers all over them.. :skep: :lol:
Don't forget the "helmet laws suck" sticker across the back
 

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i htink if you are too cool or amazing of a rider to need a helmet let em go without it.. but the law is nice.. so when they get scraped off the road their family cant use the no helmet thing to make me pay more for insurance.
 
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