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<t>Would you still wear protective head gear if the law was changed?</t>  

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  1. 1. Would you still wear protective head gear if the law was changed?

    • Yes
      30
    • No
      0
    • Not all of the time
      4


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Would you still wear a helmet or would you choose not to bother?


Please state your reasons for and against the wearing of protective head gear.


Discuss :)

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I voted yes for the obvious reason that it protects your head.


I think there could be the odd time/ short trip to the shop where I would consider not wearing it but I'd like to think that in my case common sense would prevail and I'd put it on.


I think the other main reason for wearing one is the duty of care with have to others and being a bit responsible in a ever growing non responsible society. My point being that all the after care that comes with a head injury, the cost, the staff hours, the use of specialist equipment etc could all be used somewhere else.


My nephew was involved in serious RTC (pedestrian v two cars, he was the pedestrian) back in January. He is still in full time mediacal care in a specialist hospital. I think I would find it rather 'frustrating' that if his care or someone elses care was reduced or delayed due to it being used somewhere else due to an accident that could have been easily avoided or prevented.


That not me being selfish I'm just using my own personal circumstances as an example. If injuries and trauma can be avoided so resources can be used else where then thats a good thing in my book.


The same applies to why the seatbelt laws were introduced but thats another story.


My main reason for posting this thread was to hear any arguments, if there are any, for not wearing a helmet. The only one I can think of is 'The wind in the face/ feeling free arguement'.


Cheers.

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and then just think about all the practical things...


Flies squishing themselves on your face all day - No thank you!


Plus, I imagine your head will soon freeze doing 70+ down a motorway.

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I chose yes, sorry to mention me coming off again but the one of the things i was glad of was my gear, the ground rushing towards my face as fast as it did, i just would haev been in such a mess without my helmet, or not here period.


Ill be wearing all my gear at all times :)


Matt

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who voted not all the time?


i wont even go upto the shop without my jacket and trousers on, that protection could save me head leg arm back etc..


the spine is as important as the brain though and a lot of people wear flimsy or no back protection

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me cos I can see circumstances where I might not wear one, sometimes don't if I'm checking out something on the bikes on our farm road, its quite an exhilerating feeling and you don't have to ride like a nutter to get it

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I always wear helmet gloves boots etc and 99% of the time full leathers...


Sometimes only a jacket when out with Mahatma. :oops:


HOWEVER, cruising along Ocean Boulevard on my Harley at 20mph in 85 degree heat would be nice in Jeans and a T.shirt. :D

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We have but someone has mentioned about not wearing a helmet in another post.


Rather than contaminate that I started this. Mainly because I'm interested in the Arguements against wearing a helmet (if there are any)


I would not describe myself as a biker so I'm interested in view points that any individuals may have that don't want to wear helmets and see if they balance against the 'wearing helmet' community.

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yeah maybe on an emrican tour i wouldnt, but the way you sit and ride on the big cruisers os different. and like you say 20mph. but even then id prolly get a open face

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me cos I can see circumstances where I might not wear one, sometimes don't if I'm checking out something on the bikes

on our farm road, its quite an exhilerating feeling and you don't have to ride like a nutter to get it

 

Aye, but that could be construed as a slightly different kettle of fish Chic,

you'd have a good idea that that'd be a safe risk ....

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I will always wear a lid on the road, when riding round my mates farms I seldom did, but recon now I probly would. Same on a push bike (not that I ride pushbike much any more :oops: )


And full gear with back protector aswell, I've got riding jeans with kevlar in etc, but feel realy insecure in them :roll:. (then I am an insecure guy :oops: )

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