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Helmets... Would Ya if You Didn't Have to ??

Some friends of ours made their usual pre back to school beach trip to Myrtle Beach and were talking about how many folks were stopping at the state line and taking off their helmets to ride on down to the beach.

Brought up a good discussion that if your state didn't have a helmet law, how many would still wear your helmet?

Not at all....out of town with speed limits over 25 mph ???

If you were riding down the strip with your helmet on and no one else was wearing one, would you feel like a dork ?

We know what the safe and logical answer is, but it is America, so what would you guys actually do ??



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Brought up a good discussion that if your state didn't have a helmet law, how many would still wear your helmet?

Not at all....out of town with speed limits over 25 mph ???

If you were riding down the strip with your helmet on and no one else was wearing one, would you feel like a dork ?

We know what the safe and logical answer is, but it is America, so what would you guys actually do ??

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I live in Wisconsin where there is no law, and there needs to be. So many Harley riders die around here from not wearing a helmet. A husband and wife just left 2 kids behind after dying from head trauma when they crashed.

Ironically, tons of riders all showed up at a benefit for their children not wearing helmets.

People won't learn. I feel bad for their kids, but they were idiots and so is everyone else who doesn't wear at least a helmet when riding.


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always. i actually like my helmet, its very comfy and saved my face already. i went down at the track and slid on my side and stomach. imagine if i was on the street not wearing a lid-

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Re: Helmets... Would Ya if You Didn't Have to ??

Helmet law was just repealed in Michigan this year, and I cant count how many news articles i read about injured motorcyclists..not wearing a helmet.

I don't give a shit what the law says, I will always wear a helmet. I dont think you look cool at all riding down the street with no lid on, it makes you look like a moron.

Feel like a dork? I'm on a mother fcukin motorcycle, I feel like a PIMP.
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In utah we don't have a law, and I have to admit I occasionally don't wear one on my scooter if I go to 7-11 or ride to work 3 blocks away, especially if it's 100 degrees out. Always do on a street bike.

I sure wouldn't oppose a helmet law here, especially with shit like this happening:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...ycle-accident/

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This is so fking stupid... Who survives after crashing without helmet? Your head smashes like a melon to the ground

Unless you don't want to live, wear a helmet.

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In utah we don't have a law, and I have to admit I occasionally don't wear one on my scooter if I go to 7-11 or ride to work 3 blocks away, especially if it's 100 degrees out. Always do on a street bike.

I sure wouldn't oppose a helmet law here, especially with shit like this happening:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...ycle-accident/
sadly no law will prevent that, much like stated in the article, common sense should have kept that father from riding around even the parking lot with his kid on the bike.
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