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An attempt to repeal Virginia’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law was sidelined by a close vote in a House of Delegates subcommittee Wednesday.
The Florida Highway Patrol said a man riding a motorcycle may have been texting when he was killed in a head-on crash.
The motorcycle crashed into a car driving the other way.
The driver of the car was not hurt.
I am not writing this to advocate for helmet laws. I’m asking, rhetorically, why we even need them in the first place. I understand that Americans cherish their freedom and don’t like being told by government what to do, but there are lots of dangerous activities that aren’t outlawed in 20 states the way riding helmetless is. As far as I know, you can run with scissors, juggle scorpions, ride laps in your closed garage or barbeque indoors in California or New York. But why would you want to?
Originally posted by PlatinumShatinum
Please do not infringe on my right to splatter my brains all over the pavement.
So, if you prefer to have the opportunity to splash your brains about, you should have to make your insurance company aware of this and have to pay a higher premium.
There is something to this and I know there's been a study about how even telling someone not to do something is intentionally used to promote the bad habit at the same time they're lobbying against it. If that makes sense.
On December 4, 1988, Busey was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in which he was not wearing a helmet. His skull was fractured, and doctors feared he suffered permanent brain damage. During the filming of the 2nd season of Celebrity Rehab (2008) Busey was referred to psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy. Sophy suspected that Busey's brain injury has had a greater effect on him than realized. He described it as essentially weakening his mental "filters" and causing him to speak and act impulsively. Sophy recommended Busey take a medication called Depakote (valproic acid), to which Busey agreed
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by Afterthought
While I kind of agree with you on this subject, but I also believe that it comes down to a regulated common sense law. Which I am against.