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And all of you are speaking about your choice. America is great in all other aspects except requiring responsible, sensible motorcyclists to wear a helmet. However, you can go home and smoke and drink yourself to death legally. Only if you pay your long term health insurance?

The same argument can be had over having a gun stuck in your belt..... only if you have long term health insurance paid?

It is because people who ride motorcycles are not in solidarity about CHOICE, that we have these helmet laws. Perhaps you might consider CHOICE and you chose to ride with one. I would salute you if you supported choice, just as I solute you choosing to abstain from drinking, smoking and drugging.

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Here in CA, they are required. Even when I ride in states that do not require a helmet I keep mine on. I like the added protection in case of a spill. It also has my headsets for radio, provides protection from weather, bugs, cold, sun exposure. It just works for me.

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Does anyone on here not wear a seat belt when driving? Do you have a choice? What bothers me is as far as I know seat belts are required by law everywhere, helmets are not, why is that? I kind of think it's revenue, everywhere it's required most everyone who rides a motorcycle wears a helmet and there are a lot less motorcycles than cars in the US so not much revenue there. On the other hand a lot of people don't wear a seat belt, my son can take pretty much all the overtime he wants just to ticket seat belt offenders. He gets a lot of other "business" from that too, 1 day he made 2 arrests on federal warrants from seat belt stops.

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I live in a state where you only have to wear a helmet if you are under 18 or for your first yr having your lic. I admit in the past Inhave rode back roads without a helmet, but now I always wear one....however, 90% of the riders I see on the road here done wear one...so, How many of you wear one?
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All of the intelligent ones.
Those that don't are...? Don't bother answering as any "intelligent" answer won't change my opinion or my choice.

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I resent that! I'm stupid and I can prove it...

...But, I always wear a helmet.
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Does your theory also apply to Roe v Wade?
I agree that we should have all this choice, but we should also be prepared to pay for the consequences of our choices.
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I have the choice and choose to wear my helmet. The only accident I ever had was after work on my bike and had changed out of uniform and put and my helmet in my saddle bags, 5 miles before I hit 6 block of hydraulic fluid. I was LUCKY then.

Now saying that I do enjoy the quiet neighborhood, empty street ride occasionally to allow my helmet to dry out and cool off during a hot summer evening or a brief break while returning cross country. On those rare occurrences there is no traffic, clear roads and slow speeds. Yes it feels great (like streaking back in college! LOL) but since last year's desert ride I've added a very comfortable. light weight and cool Bell 3/4 to my available lids and its almost as enjoyable as streaking. Ten months a year though my modular Scorpions are in full use (besides I can hear the sound system, GPS, CB, GPS, Scanner and Sat Radio better and have no worries when the wind throws crap at my face.
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Living in the great state of Iowa with an active and bold ABATE group, I choose not to wear a helmet. Most of the time. If I'm on an all day ride on 4 lane highway I may wear one. It helps minimize wind fatigue. Or if it's raining. I rode to Branson last year during an extremely hot period. Over 100 degrees F. Missouri requires helmets. It was miserable. I rode into Arkansas and took my helmet off and enjoyed my ride again. My great state, in this regard at least, recognizes I am an adult and am able to determine whether I wear a helmet or not. And I behave as an adult and wear it on occasion but typically not. I choose. Not some idiot that has never ridden a motorcycle.
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99.8% of the time I do. And I don't need a law to tell me I need to wear one, I just use common sense to tell me that my skull loses in a skull vs pavement battle.
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