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Sikhs seeking exemption from motorcycle-helmet law

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by OldCorp
Meh. He just needs a helmet that fits over his turban.



*Accessory sword not included.



OMG i want to ride my motorcycle like that! if that was legal, i would absolutely ride like that. i bet it would unravel and open up like a big chute behind a funny car




posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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B.C. and Manitoba exempted them from the law for wearing helpmets.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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what goes for one of us should go for all of us. no?



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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...helmet laws for adults is invasive buttinski crap...
...feel the same about seatbelt laws for adults...

...my family owned a multi-brand motorcycle dealership for decades... i've known quite a few people who were killed in motorcycle accidents but i've known more that were killed or left in vegetative states due to auto accidents...

...its a myth that wearing a helmet will protect your brain in the event of a crash... it might help or it might not - lots of unpredictable variables...

...helmet manufacturers spend a lot of money producing stats that seem to prove their product is always a life saver... they also spend a lot of money lobbying for laws that promote their merchandise and thats really all the helmet laws are - lobbyist induced legislation, which = bs, imo...



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Check out theses helmets
www.thesun.co.uk...



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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This may or may not be correct but, didn't the Police ok Seiks in parts of Canada
allowing them to wear their turbans on 'duty'? It's ridiculous if you ask me, it's
just another double standard.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:27 PM
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They should name this law "Darwin's Law".

What is it with Americans and (lack off) safety?

I would have thought Canadians would have more common sense than Americans. Guess I was wrong
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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Dump the helmet laws altogether and let the riders decide.
The world's full of people who are scared of everything, they're the ones sitting in cages while those of us who understand a bit about risk, reward and freedom zip on by on our "dangerous" two wheelers.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by SprocketUK
Dump the helmet laws altogether and let the riders decide.


But increase their registration costs to cover all medical expenses etc. when they have an accident!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 08:11 PM
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Driving is not a right, it is a privilege. If I claim my religion requires me to wear an eye mask that I can't see through should I be allowed to continue driving? If the guys have enough money to pay for the paramedics clean up crew etc. then yeah don't wear a helmet.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by OldCorp
Meh. He just needs a helmet that fits over his turban.



*Accessory sword not included.





good one! not real aerodynamic but should keep him from speeding!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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Exempt him from wearing the helmet...

Then fine him $200 for not wearing approved Goggles since he doesn't have a windshield.

There's always a way to write someone a ticket.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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Big surprise to find you bashing Americans YET AGAIN. It's all you do on this site. What's your agenda? You pop into a thread, belittle Americans and never really even post about the topic.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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what about in a no-fault accident, he cracks his head open and now is suing you.

your countersuit is if he had a helmet on, he would have never been half brain dead.

religious freedom is a right as long as its not hurting anyone *else* right?

anyways, what i know most about sikhs is most love them some Black Label whiskeyyy

and banghra



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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You almost had the answer their. The answer is in a new niche market for helmets that can fit on a turban. The turban just adds more padding so it should not be a problem in crash situations, just needs some design adoptions so it will fit nice and snug.

As for his belief that he cannot cover his turban, tough. The state has no desire to pay out the millions dealing with another bed ridden vegetable and his family does not want him dead before his time. When this cultural law was created there was no motorcycles around. If he wants this technology he has to alter his beliefs and values to the power and risks of the technology otherwise he can just continue to walk.

It does sound like there is a huge market, opportunity and need here for anyone willing to take it on.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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This isn't the first time that the law has been challenged. I remember someone fighting a ticket he got on a highway when he was stopped on a bike and riding without a helmet back in 2008.
motorcycles.about.com...
I say let the morons do whatever they want...I consider it thinning the herd....
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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...just wondering if the canadians who approve of helmet laws for motorcycle riders would also approve of helmet laws for people who drive or ride in convertibles...



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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Why would you need to wear a helmet in a convertible?? You're surrounded by a shell (the auto) and wearing a seatbelt. On a bike you have absolutely no protection if you get hit.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by i8miceb4
reply to post by Wyn Hawks
 

Why would you need to wear a helmet in a convertible?? You're surrounded by a shell (the auto) and wearing a seatbelt.


...it would depend on where your head was...


...if you're upright,
your head isnt covered by the "shell" in a convertible
cuz
its got NO ROOF,
therefore, NO PROTECTION for your cute little punkin head... roll-over or even a side-skid = instant brain damage (according to the anti-freedom bunch)... in fact, any projectile can rip your head right smooth off in you're in a convertible...



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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This got me a little curious just how do they stop those things from blowing off?

Florida has a way of letting the rider decide after 21 years of age you must have 10,000 in medical coverage that does not exclude motorcycles on the policy.
abateflorida.com/helmet-law-faq.php

Wearing a Helmet which I do by choice, but they have snapped necks as well as save lives.

I`m all for the Freedom of choice.

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