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Are people riding motorcycles with no helmet actually a problem?

By johnboy - 16 August 2005 9

ABC Online is reporting on a crisis in people riding motorcycles without helmets.

People without licence or registration we surely already have adequate enforcement of? If not then it’s a wider issue than trail bikes needing to be addressed.

As for people riding without helmets? I don’t view that as any sort of problem. It’s evolution in action and it’s like chlorine in the gene pool.

Mr. Hargreaves media release is now up.

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Are people riding motorcycles with no helmet actually a problem?
Absent Diane 1:23 pm 17 Aug 05

yeah I should get over it hey… my superior DNA just feels left out sometimes…

Thumper 12:32 pm 17 Aug 05

hehehehe…

Soooooo deep…..

go and listen to some Neil Young…..

Absent Diane 12:06 pm 17 Aug 05

Those of us with brains should stop supporting those without…. I mean yeah it means we could lose ‘valuable’ football players and various others but hey…. evolution will finally follow the better path and intamellect will become attractive to the opposite sex…. which means I will pull more women because I’m not competing with some 10 ft tall muscle bound throwback… I have some deep insecurities don’t I??

Maelinar 11:51 am 17 Aug 05

Good post Thumper…

You know I dont follow conventional ethics. I say that there are enough people out there who are sick enough of the situation that would agree that it’s tough, but if the family has the resources to allow their child out on a trail bike at odarkhundred, then the bill should be passed to them for the rehabilitation of said person.

If they can’t manage that, sorry – you should have thought about it eh ?

There are 2 obvious benefits from my strategm.

1. Gene pool purity
2. Dumb people who allow this to occur will lose personal resources caring for injured member, thereby won’t be able to afford said trailbike in future, or extended care for member. Go to 1.

Absent Diane 10:30 am 17 Aug 05

Maybe (just maybe) if we introduced a system whereby a rider can drink his/her choice of alcohol through a pump/mouthpiece in the helmet – it will a) reduce the number of people not wearing helmets b) create revenue through the consequent dui’s

Thumper 8:23 am 17 Aug 05

Wouldn’t work. I think its been tried. Hospitals and doctors can’t just give treatment until the money runs out and then say, ‘oh well, we tried. Pity he’ll die now.’ good idea, but somehow not very ethical and certainly not workable.

The actual issue here is not about peop[e not wearing helmets. It is actually about young idiots riding unregistered trailies at odd hours of the night on suburban streets and paths and being a menace to pedestrians and your average driver.

Personally i don’t care if these dickheads fall off all scone themselves but what about an innocent person walking along who gets wiped out by an unregistered, uninsured bike?

Hargreaves is using the helmet excuse so he doesn’t have to address the real issue, and that is that the Police don’t have the manpower to stop these little hoodlums from terrorising suburbia.

Maelinar 8:07 am 17 Aug 05

hmm, perhaps we could introduce legislation that if you’re not wearing a helmet then you’re not covered by public hospital cover…

User pays in action…

seepi 9:35 pm 16 Aug 05

well – we pay for their hodpital stays…
And possibly to support their family if they had one.
You could say the same thing about seatbelts really, but that seems oldfashioned now.

Vic Bitterman 8:32 pm 16 Aug 05

I agree.

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