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All I ever wanted was to be able to make my own decision to wear or not wear a helmet. I don't believe the State has a right to force me to wear one. I DO choose to wear one. I am not trying to tell anyone else to wear a helmet or how to ride.
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All I ever wanted was to be able to make my own decision to wear or not wear a helmet. I don't believe the State has a right to force me to wear one...
Agreed. The problem is some who don't have that choice thinking no one else should have that choice. The term "sour grapes" comes to mind. The rationalizing involved is interesting. The "greater good" path is a very steep very slippery slope.
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I'm tired of the argument that you cant see or hear whilst wearing a helmet. Even with my diminished hearing and full cover Bell I hear car tire noise next to me. As far as seeing...if you want to survive ya better keep looking, with a neck like an owl rotating all the time that includes mirrors. That goes for no matter what you drive or ride on. And hearing an animal crashing through the woods before it makes it on to the road to collide with you...BS! I guided in Alaska many years and i garontee you wont hear that deer, especially on a scoot, before the final leap - you'll see it long before you hear it. And yes I've had deer, coon and dog collision along with several close calls, thankfully no skunk. Stay Alert - Stay Alive
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I understand by some reactions that personal protection is overrated. So I guess it's just swimming trunks and flip flops this summer
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I'm tired of the argument that you cant see or hear whilst wearing a helmet. Even with my diminished hearing and full cover Bell I hear car tire noise next to me. As far as seeing...if you want to survive ya better keep looking, with a neck like an owl rotating all the time that includes mirrors. That goes for no matter what you drive or ride on. And hearing an animal crashing through the woods before it makes it on to the road to collide with you...BS! I guided in Alaska many years and i garontee you wont hear that deer, especially on a scoot, before the final leap - you'll see it long before you hear it. And yes I've had deer, coon and dog collision along with several close calls, thankfully no skunk. Stay Alert - Stay Alive
It was dark when the deer hit me, and I have also hit a skunk. I was OK but the bike had to be left outside for about a week even after treating it.
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Well, at least he's got his helmet on.
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Nothing like saving the brain to input all that road rash to. Living in pain can bring quality of life to crawl. At least that was my take on certain members posts regarding kissing the horse drawn buggies in Ohio.

I can do either or. So I do. Tx requires I keep health insurance < I guess to keep you cheap skates from bitching about fixing other rider crashes with no health insurance > .

Or. Take a rider course at where ever, and get a state card saying you took the course. I took it for the heck of it. You can bring your own bike. Instructor sent me home cuz of broke horn. I showed up minutes later with handlebar squeeze horn . I got a pass to stay then.

Still alive. Quality of life is great , even with broke bones and twisted ligaments.
There are certain wrecks I would not like to wake up from.
That ford escort engine compartment < no helmet > was about as far as I would like to take this.

I know of some scooter tramps who ate bullets in a wheel chair in El Paso Tx.
I guess their heads were still attached.

Pro choice here also. Just don't tell me what to do.
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To each his own.

I usually wear one. Bad track record. Having memory stuff from the crash in '15 no helmet. Could be advanced age though. maybe

I busted one to pieces 45 years ago, still was coma for three days/cracked skull. It did keep me around for more fun.
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The logical next question is if a TBI is more, or less, possible because of riding, or not riding.

If you're really concerned, and yearning to be considered socially responsible, you should put your helmet on, not ride, and only walk slowly and carefully while wearing a DNR bracelet to minimize the possibility of becoming a burden to society.

Now, on to the next pointless lecture.
What a clever response! At least it would be if I 'yearned to be socially responsible'.

But since I don't, I'm just passing on knowledge, learned the hard way, that most people never have to test, or can really understand without personal experience.

Unfortunately it is then too late to a reconsider a choice.

Sort of like when someone expresses a preference for a certain type of tire, cam, motorcycle, etc.. Wait, if their choice doesn't work out they can always change tires or motorcycles. So never mind.
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