Well, you can decide to not wear a helmet here too.
One warm moist August day in 2004, wife and I on the 1200 getting ready to pull out onto Blue Ridge Parkway @ Orchard Gap, look up the road and here come a group of bikes (GLs, HDs, etc
) coming over slight crest south bound, and as we watch, see a north bound US Park Ranger pass by us & meeting them, and we saw one guy try to put his helmet on while meeting the ranger, and noticed several others not wearing any. Ranger turned around, stopped the group in front of us, across the BRP (there was a paved area there between the BRP & a local road
). We watched as he checked each helmet, saw that he even took a couple and placed them in his trunk (I guessed he siezed them as evidence of failing to wear an approved helmet
), and he wrote a few tickets, and then he left them there. They came across the BRP to Orchard Gap Deli afterwards, were grousing or b**ching a lot too. I think maybe two of them had good helmets. I told my wife that the guy trying to put a helmet on while meeting the ranger on two lane BRP was probably their downfall, bad move that was. No one ever checked our helmets as we "left" headed on south.
One day while heading north from the office to town for lunch, I met a group of helmetless riders a few miles south of town, and being in uniform in a marked car, I stopped them. They were a group of fellows who had all left their helmets at a motel they were using. Motel was near where I was going to meet the crew for lunch, so I gave them a choice … "A" tickets and I leave them ….. or "B" one goes with me and gets helmets out of their rooms. They chose "B" and so off he and I go, me to lunch and him to motel. I dropped him off at the motel and I went on to lunch. 45 or so minutes later, there he was in front of the motel standing with like 7 or 8 helmets laying on the ground. I stopped, we put helmets in rear seat, and I took him back to his buddies as I headed back to the office to finish my paperwork. I thought that probably did the most good?