BICYCLE helmet laws

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    yeesh. Well, maybe there is some sense in enforcing common sense --
  3. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    bah, why bother. I do bike without a helmet. Some of the studies up here show that people take less risks and are given a wider berth when they do NOT wear a helmet. a helmet gives a false sense of security.
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    We have a law. Our locals gave away helmets. The kids won't wear them. The law enforcement does not enforce the law.
  5. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Ok, maybe I can see a law for children, but leave the adults alone. It's nobody's business wether I choose to wear a helmet or not..... or a seatbelt.
  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I don't like seatbelts either!
  7. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    Well I dont like Seat belts, but I have seen accidents where they didnt like to use them either... If they dont keep you alive, at least they allow an open casket.
  8. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I'd never argue that they aren't a great idea, only that it's not govs job to parent me.
  9. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    With 'ya 100%

    I might wear seatbelts (as I did since I was a child; I'm just used to it) but I'd be dammed to wear a bicycle helmet!
  10. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    I hate the fact that because a couple of people can't take responsibility for their own actions (or that of their kids) they want the .gov to come in and protect us all.

    Just like I used to, as a kid, get lots of rides in the bed of a pickup. In fact, my sister and I rode in the bed of a truck on a cross country family vacation one summer. Try that now and you'll prolly be arrested on "child endangerment charges"
  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    I personally won't drive without using seatbelts, or ride a bike (either pedal type or MC) without a helmet.
    BUT.... people need to take personal responsibility for themselves. Don't make an unenforcible law, it just muddies the waters.
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