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Re:Helmet law discussion
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Re:Helmet law discussion 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
As of now in kansas I get to choose if I wear my helmet or not. Every time they put up a seat belt check point it just amazes me. You make me wear my seat belt (seen wrecks go both ways, seat belt saved the people and people would have died if they were wearing them) and still let me decide if I need my helmet or not. People will always side the stats to there side.
 
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Re:Helmet law discussion 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
I would like not wear the hot bastard around town but would always wear it on high way .I know here in North Carolina there a lawyer offering to take on all people getting tickets caught without helmet for free!!!! was told law was worded wrong .maybe it will go away soon I agree should be up to rider
 
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Re:Helmet law discussion 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
Darn wrote:

Glen to me Just some stats from the NHTSA: In 2003 1,805 fatalities were wearing helmets, 1,577 were not. In 2008 2,923 were wearing helmets, 2032 were not. I did not "pick" theses stats, they were the only ones I found. If you find different numbers...post them. YOU decide.


OK, if this is what he gave you, then his stats support the claim that without a helmet you have a better chance of surviving.

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1805 fatalities wearing one vs 1577 fatalities not wearing one....better chance not wearing one Total fatalities 3382 % wearing a helmet 53%, % not wearing one 47% . so...isn't that a 6% greater chance of death with a helmet (based on the above data)?

2923 fatalities wearing one vs 2032 fatalities not wearing one....better chance of survival not wearing one. Total Fatalities - 4855, % with helmets = 59%, % not wearing one = 41% Isn't this an 18% greater chance of death with a helmet based on the above data?


But what isn't addressed is the # of wrecks avoided because you could hear and see better (CDC found this to be true back in the early 90s...always thought it was funny that helmet laws fall under the CDC...like a disease."
 
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Re:Helmet law discussion 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
But, you are correct that the whole picture would require knowing the total number of wrecks, the types of wrecks, the total # of those wearing helmets and not.
 
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Re:Helmet law discussion 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
Curious in what regard someone see's better without a helmet? Are you talking strictly Fullface? If so my peripheral vision is hindered but the half bucket it's not.
 
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Re:Helmet law discussion 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
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Did you know that 100% of people, that ate dill pickles , in the year 1865 ....are now dead!

were they the full face pickles????
 
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Re:Helmet law discussion 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
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Curious in what regard someone see's better without a helmet? Are you talking strictly Fullface? If so my peripheral vision is hindered but the half bucket it's not.

Exactly, so there would need to be subcategories for the types of helmets worn to get a better picture of the entire thing. It's much more complex than it appears on the surface.
 
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Re:Helmet law discussion 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
Jona wrote:
Blackroadie wrote:
Did you know that 100% of people, that ate dill pickles , in the year 1865 ....are now dead!

were they the full face pickles????


No, just the Dill Spears!
 
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Re:Helmet law discussion 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
To get exact numbers, you would have to count up EVERY motorcycle rider, put them in 3 categories, Always wear a helmet, never wear a helmet, and occasionally wear one.
Then each of those would have to be sub-categorized into how much the ride, how long they have been riding and if they are everyday drivers or weekend warriors.

The number of years on the bike would also have to be figured in, and that can even be looked at two ways, and the first goes with the old bikes moto, "It's not a matter of IF you are going down, it's WHEN" So the longer you've rode without, the higher the chances are that you are going to. Use your pickle!
 
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