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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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wear your seat belt in your car/truck. Supposing in those states that do not have a helmet...if it were also legal to drive a vehicle without wearing a seat belt...would you? Not trying to stir up anything just curious to see if the perception of danger or lack there of for those guys who ride without a helmet would also extend to a 4 wheeled vehicle!!
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I think you have to get out more and worry less about what others do
The Federal government black mailed all states by holding back hwy money if they didn't pass a seat belt law. Who made the government do this of coarse insurance company's and they said it would lower or rates

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I think the real question is do you wear your seat belt while riding your motorcycle?
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Sometimes I wear my helmet while I'm driving my car. Then you don't have to wear the seat belt.

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Sometimes I wear my helmet while I'm driving my car. Then you don't have to wear the seat belt.
This should be mandatory from everyone in Washington DC. Even the passengers in the limo's.
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I don't have to worry about helmet or seat belt, because my truck runs on motorcycle tires.

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Well, since you ask. I wore a seat belt before there was a law. I live in a state where I qualify to opt out of the helmet. I wear it. I wore it during the times the helmet law was out, in, and back out. I also ride ATGATT.

I enjoy my freedom. I have turned the "freedom" coin over to the flip side and found "responsibility". No day without night, right without wrong, yadda, yadda.

All the lame, limp innuendos are just that, lame and limp. Kinda like the electrical engineer that lives in our area. He is a 12 year old now due to two head injuries. He'll tell you quickly the helmet you are wearing is bad, and how it is so much better to have an open head injury than a closed one. WTF?!?! I had the privilege of scraping him off the road both times and to be honest didn't think he would live through either one. Now he is an advocate for the use, even though he doesn't think so.

I do run across the occasional person who tell me they understand the consequences of riding lidless, they just choose to do so. That I can respect. Leave all the urban BS out of it.

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I had the privilege of scraping him off the road both times and to be honest didn't think he would live through either one...I also ride ATGATT.
It's funny. I've known a lot of bartenders who were drunks and respiratory therapists who smoked, I just figured the kind of professions that deal with the public have some crazy desire to be the care taker instead of the care giver.

Now you've gone and ruined my theory!




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Since my wise-assery went largely underappreciated (I know I'm not as funny as I think I am, I just can't help myself), I shoot straight with this next response.

If seat belts weren't mandated by law, I like to believe I'd still wear one. I was in a car accident about 10 or 11 years ago with a friend in his late-model first-gen Ford Escort. It was a fairly low-speed crash, maybe 25 or 30 mph. I was wearing the lap belt, but his automatic shoulder belts had been disabled. The airbag kept me from eating dashboard, but that was about it. I did get to walk away with a ruptured eardrum and lips that swelled to baboon's-ass proportions from the impact of the airbag...but I know it would've been much better than that if I'd had that shoulder harness on.

I always wear my seatbelt. It's gotten to wear I always wear my helmet too, because I feel REALLY insecure without it.

I just don't think the government has any business telling me I have to do either, or punishing me if I don't.

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Do you know what really amazes me? People who spend 20k, 25k, 30 k or more on a motorcycle and can't ride for shit. Use their feet as training wheels and don't spend a dime on motorcycle lessons. This, IMHO, is much worse than if I wear a helmet or not. This is what most probably will get you seriously injured or dead even if you are wearing a super duper helmet. Yet very few people will take a course or tell others they ride with, that they need to at least practice and also spend some money to ride proficiently.

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