Saturday, June 16, 2007

helmet laws and the non-rider

Do you ride a motorcycle? If so, do you wear a helmet?

If you don't ride, do you care about motorcycle helmet laws? After all, if bikers are willing to risk it all in the name of free spirit, should the non-rider be concerned about whether the government insists they wear a helmet?

Please read this post if you believe one who doesn't ride a motorcycle has nothing to lose if motorcycle helmet laws are not passed.


Anonymous Freddie said...

Happy Father's Day Sarc! Well I get the sense that you're a dad.

(Please tell me if I'm wrong.)

Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:48:00 AM  
Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

Biologically, no.

Father-figure to hundreds of elementary-aged schoolchildren, perhaps.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Phantasmix said...

When it comes to personal choices that don't harm anyone but the person involved, I think having laws is stupid and invasive.

Besides, half the fun of the ride is in hearing the wind in your ears :)

There are way too many laws and by-laws regulating our way of life in small ways. It takes away resources from solving much bigger issues.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 6:49:00 PM  
Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

If helmet laws only affected the rider, then I might agree with you. But my link helps to illustrate how I have a personal and vested interest in you wearing a helmet when you ride.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 6:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Phantasmix said...

Sorry, 1) didn't read the scenario before commenting; 2) I really had bicycles in mind when ranting. (It's a recently passed Toronto by-law. Extrapolating from your scenario since bicyclists have the same rights on the road as car drivers, they should wear helmets.)

I agree, *sigh*. Glad I don't drive, highways are scary places to be.

Again, sorry for not paying attention.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

That's OK, P. If I had a nickel every time I did that ...

Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Freddie said...

Well I say that counts. You may be the only one some of them have.

Monday, June 18, 2007 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

They should be permitted to do as they wish on private property but once they enter the public domain, I think, they give up certain rights.

What about the state trooper that's first on the accident scene or others involved?

(I used to write federal "propoganda" about road safety.)

Monday, June 18, 2007 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

I have more issues with people who wear shorts, a minimal shirt and flip flops on a bike than no helmet. And some of them ARE wearing helmets! Nice! YOu might not have a brain injury but you'll bleed to death from road rash!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger C said...

I don't care so long as they don't cut me off and nearly cause accidents by going between lanes where no one can see them.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:45:00 AM  
Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

C, I know what you mean. That used to drive me crazy when we lived in Calif.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:33:00 AM  

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