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post #1 of 110 Old 04-13-2012, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Michigan Repeals Helmet Law

Is there anyone here that dumb they would ride without a helmet?
Michigan Repeals Helmet Ban - WLNS TV 6 Lansing Jackson Michigan News and Weather - WLNS.COM |
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I like how sloppy that news station is: Michigan Repeals Helmet Ban. Who's the lame editor?

They now have a choice, good for them on a basic level. As long as that freedom of choice doesn't have any negative impact on me, I could care less what anyone else does.

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was really nice when I went to the grand canyon and other nearby national parks to not have to wear a helmet between tourism stops. often I wasn't travelling faster than I would have been on my mountain bike. I did get a nice sunburn though. any main roads though I put the helmet on. choice was nice.

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There wasn't a single DOT helmet in that video, so they haven't been wearing helmets anyway. /sheesh

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..........that's also what non-riders say about riders.

I wonder how you'd feel if someone you cared for died helmetless on a bike.
Would they still be a moron, whose departure would be a net gain for humanity?
Would their family be consoled knowing that they sacrificed themselves for the betterment of mankind?
Are the thousands of otherwise succesful people who have children and businesses who's only fault is succumbing to "lifestyle" motorcycling a drag upon civilzation, whose death is in the least inconsequential?

Or is it the people who can only see a complex issue involving personal freedoms in the most simplistic of terms the ones worthy of our collective disregard?

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Is there anyone here that dumb they would ride without a helmet?
Yes, I've done it plenty of times.

My father has openly stated that he'll never wear a helmet again now that he is retired and doesn't have to travel to Mass anymore.
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often I wasn't travelling faster than I would have been on my mountain bike.
Are you implying your ride a bicycle WITHOUT a helmet. That's dangerous, don'tcha know.

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..........that's also what non-riders say about riders.

I wonder how you'd feel if someone you cared for died helmetless on a bike.
Would they still be a moron, whose departure would be a net gain for humanity?
Would their family be consoled knowing that they sacrificed themselves for the betterment of mankind?
Are the thousands of otherwise succesful people who have children and businesses who's only fault is succumbing to "lifestyle" motorcycling a drag upon civilzation, whose death is in the least inconsequential?

Or is it the people who can only see a complex issue involving personal freedoms in the most simplistic of terms the ones worthy of our collective disregard?
If you choose to ride without a helmet then that is your choice. If you are forced to ride with a helmet then that is a Nanny State.

Laws which protect people from other's actions are good laws. Laws which protect people from themselves are bad laws.
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I always wear a helmet and still would if I were riding in a no helmet law state. If someone else chooses not to, then thats their right to do so. However, I thilnk any state that repeals their motorcycle helmet laws should automatically repeal and SEATBELT laws as well. Only fair to cars drivers that want to go without a seatbelt.

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As a Michigan resident I will continue to always wear my helmet as will my passenger.
Also it will provide a projectile to launch at the Norton when it doesn't want to start as was the case yesterday upon leaving my sister's house...........

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