And that reason should be because the rider CHOOSES to wear one, not forced to wear 4 lbs of plastic that could cause one's neck to break in an accident.There are HUNDREDS of reasons (excuses) NOT to wear a helmet.
There is only ONE reason to wear one.
No doubts, they save lives, and so do exercising, not eating burgers and not smoking. I suggest all should be made into laws! Maybe motorcycle riding should be banned altogether and mountain climbing and.....Well, I'm going with these guys....
I hear what you're saying, but I think it works in the opposite direction: the more deaths from motorcycle riding that comes to the public's attention (and helmetless riding increases the death rate), the more likely the public thinks of banning the whole activity. For instance, even without the possibility of riding bareheaded, there have been serious movements in both England and France to ban all motorcycles....all of them. The more the public sees us as insane, the more likely they are to want to ban our main activity.... they want to "protect us" from ourselves We should at least appear to be halfway sane.No doubts, they save lives, and so do exercising, not eating burgers and not smoking. I suggest all should be made into laws! Maybe motorcycle riding should be banned altogether and mountain climbing and.....
I don't care if you wear a helmet or not, but if you ride a loud motorcycle or drink even one beer on a ride, you are on your own.Its optional here in my state. I wear a half, and don;t ride with people who won't.
I was thinking of what you said ,or the research says while riding to the gun range in FL.I wore riding jacket and helmet to there but removed in the way back. Riding without all the crap is way more fun and more comfortable. If the law allows it are you willing to take the risk? Its your head ,you decide.Greek. See post #116.