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Should motorcyclists and their passengers be mandated to wear helmets?

ChoicePercentVisualVotes
Yes 74%
722
No 25%
253
975 total votes

Comments

1 Ianacek (909 comments) posted 2 years, 3 months ago

A cyclist once rode into the side of my car & his head hit the windscreen hard enough to break the glass . Fortunately , he was wearing a helmet & wasn't seriously injured .
It would have made a gut wrenching mess if he hadn't been wearing a helmet .
Sometimes , the risk of severe injury or death is so high from something that something like helmet wearing should be mandated .

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2 Lifes2Short (3877 comments) posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Wear a helmet, that's just COMMON SENSE, which the stupidity of some fools must not have any.

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3 VINDYAK (1799 comments) posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I think all children should be required to wear helmets in the car when riding with their mothers, because the mother is on her cell phone and smoking a cig while making a right turn thru an intersection without using her turn signals.

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4 northsideperson (365 comments) posted 2 years, 3 months ago

NO public monies to support injured riders that weren't wearing helmets.

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5 anothermike (211 comments) posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Helmet or no helmet eventually means open casket or closed casket...........

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6 LtMacGowan (643 comments) posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes curse that evil government for trying to keep people too stupid to live, alive or at the very least out of long term hospice care because they broke their necks how dastardly of them to take away my right to be brain dead.

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7 redvert (2064 comments) posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I voted no since it should be a personal choice. That being said, I wear a seat belt and would wear a helmet. I am sorry, just common sense.

I believe that motor cycle insurance should be setup to not affect automobile rates. Will that happen, of course not.

Last but not least, if a rider chooses to not wear a helmet they should be required to sign a 'Organ Donor" card.

Note: The card stipulations would exclude reuse of the brain....but that would make sense!!!

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8 NilesOhio (722 comments) posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Whether you're wearing a helmet or not will not stop grandma from pulling out in front of you. It just makes you a bit more recognizable at your funeral.

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9 pjohn (25 comments) posted 2 years, 2 months ago

NoBS. Ask someone whose life was saved by a helmet whether you should have to wear one. I'm all for the whole "it's a free country;it's my life; screw the government" argument but I don't understand how you can deny their utility?

I'm sure insurances rates would be lower if less people died and more people were just injured. Deaths are what really spike it.

The only reason helmets shouldn't be mandatory is to limit the population of people with IQs low enough to get on a 2 wheel death trap without one. Seriously, why would a city/municipality want to be responsible for letting it's motorists ride around without a helmet, die a nasty death, and then get terrible publicity

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