hogg831 said:....and $1600 worth of helmets won't save you from a Stanley Steamer truck or the other smucks that "can't" see you.
Yikes!!!!! there's a thought. Next we'll have to wear helmets around the house to "protect" us from cabinet doors and stuff falling off the refrigerator.Sinker said:Automobile/head trauma accidents claim many more lives than do motorcycle/head trauma accidents.
Many lives could be saved by enacting laws that require all motor vehicle occupants to wear helmets.
Bizarre, eh? here's the statute:8-Ball said:WTF.... optional but must carry?!?! You have to wonder who came up with that one and more importantly... why?
DelcoDyna said:Bizarre, eh? here's the statute:
Part III. Operation and Equipment. Chapter 41. Rules of the Road. Subchapter XI. Miscellaneous Rules. Section 4185:
" . . . (b) Every person operating or riding on a motorcycle shall have in that person's possession a safety helmet approved by the Secretary of Public Safety and shall wear eye protection approved by the Secretary; provided, however, that every person up to 19 years of age operating or riding on a motorcycle shall wear a safety helmet and eye protection approved by the Secretary."
and the Caddy's, SUV's, etc...with blind old fuks...I grew up down there and when the "newlywed/nearly dead" crowd started to outnumber the rest of us I skedaddled...hogg831 said:....and $1600 worth of helmets won't save you from a Stanley Steamer truck or the other smucks that "can't" see you.
BryanL said:Washington has a weird one also. You're required to wear a helmet unless your bike is an antique, or, if you install seatbelts and a rollbar.
STATUTE:Title 46. Motor Vehicles. Chapter 46.37. Vehicle Lighting and Other Equipment. Section 46.37.530. Motorcycles, Motor-driven Cycles, or Mopeds--helmets, Other Equipment--Children--Rules. :
"(1) It is unlawful:
"(c) For any person to operate or ride upon a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or moped on a state highway, county road, or city street unless wearing upon his or her head a protective helmet of a type conforming to rules adopted by the state patrol except when the vehicle is an antique motor-driven cycle or automobile that is licensed as a motorcycle or when the vehicle is equipped with seat belts and roll bars approved by the state patrol. The helmet must be equipped with either a neck or chin strap which shall be fastened securely while the motorcycle or motor-driven cycle is in motion; . . ."
Not true, It only takes a minor blow to give you a sub-dural Hemmatoma (sp) which can kill you after a few hours just like an all at once head blow which is only about a 4mph impact.swmnkdinthervr,
I continue to make this assertation...IF you hit something hard enough with your melon to kill you without a helmet, the most you can hope for with one on is to be able to steer your wheelchair with your tongue...but you'll stll look good