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Do You Support Mandatory Helmet Laws in the ACT [With poll]

By howeph - 10 May 2013 48

When you reflect on the following photo from Holland, what do you see?

Cyclists in Holland

What do you see in the photo?

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48 Responses to
Do You Support Mandatory Helmet Laws in the ACT [With poll]
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kumadude 10:30 am
10 May 13
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I believe that is the queue for Central coffeeshop, or maybe Rastababy or Route99.

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Spitfire3 10:34 am
10 May 13
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Your heading is misleading. Before I opened this article, the heading made me think the poll would be “Do you support mandatory helmet laws in the ACT? Yes or no”. That would have been fair enough, and may have even given us a decent view of the cross section of opinion here.

Instead, I find the poll is more along the lines of “Why do you hate freedom and kill puppies!!?!!1”

You should change the end of the heading to say [With LOADED QUESTION poll].

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neanderthalsis 10:36 am
10 May 13
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Option D. A group of people on bikes riding in a nation where there is no mandatory helmet laws.

There are a lot of laws I don’t like. I am, however, too lazy to start my own political party, run candidates in multiple electorates, win enough seats to form a majority government and change the laws., I could join the Greens, KAP or the Clive for Canberra party and insert my nutjob policies in amongst the other nutjob policies and hope that the protest voters don’t read the policies.

The truth about helmet laws is that most people either don’t care or agree with them. I believe that if you were to actually word your questions to ask opinion on helmet laws, then you would discover this.

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c_c™ 10:38 am
10 May 13
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Loaded question for sure.

To the individual posing it, let me ask, when you get knocked off your bike and your head gets smacked on the road, will you elect not to accept government health care and disability benefits that sap the taxpayer’s pocket for your stupidity?

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davo101 10:41 am
10 May 13
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Voted for the second option as there are at least two guys riding motorcycles without helmets.

I’m assuming that’s the point of this poll?

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Ghettosmurf87 10:42 am
10 May 13
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Are you a politician howeph?

Because that is a terribly biased poll that in no way reflects the question in the heading.

Not to mention it’s a picture of a situation in a completely different country, with different infrastructure, topography and city planning and a long-standing culture of bike-riding, the acceptance of bikes as a means of transport and the acceptance of bikes on roads.

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HiddenDragon 10:54 am
10 May 13
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I imagine they’re all wearing those amazing airbag-style concealed helmets, which shoot out in a fraction of a second if the rider goes quickly from the vertical to the horizontal position (as seen on Stephen Fry’s gadget show last night).

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Postalgeek 10:57 am
10 May 13
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Jezuz, talk about leading questions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ZZJXw4MTA

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Spitfire3 11:25 am
10 May 13
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I don’t know how to create a poll on RiotAct, but if I did I’d make one with the following options:

I live in the ACT and I AGREE with the law that cyclists must wear helmets.
I live in the ACT and I DON’T AGREE with the law that cyclists must wear helmets.
I live in the ACT and I don’t care either way.
I live outside the ACT and I AGREE with the law that cyclists must wear helmets.
I live outside the ACT and I DON’T AGREE with the law that cyclists must wear helmets.
I live outside the ACT and I don’t care either way.

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johnboy 11:27 am
10 May 13
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Come back in a week and post your suggested poll

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Deref 11:32 am
10 May 13
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Spitfire3 said :

Your heading is misleading. Before I opened this article, the heading made me think the poll would be “Do you support mandatory helmet laws in the ACT? Yes or no”. That would have been fair enough, and may have even given us a decent view of the cross section of opinion here.

Instead, I find the poll is more along the lines of “Why do you hate freedom and kill puppies!!?!!1”

You should change the end of the heading to say [With LOADED QUESTION poll].

Well said, that man.

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Holden Caulfield 11:35 am
10 May 13
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There’s a huge mistake with the poll!

The people shown in the photo are cyclists, therefore they cannot, by definition, be “ordinary people going about their day”.

😛

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DrKoresh 11:39 am
10 May 13
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Spitfire3 said :

Your heading is misleading. Before I opened this article, the heading made me think the poll would be “Do you support mandatory helmet laws in the ACT? Yes or no”. That would have been fair enough, and may have even given us a decent view of the cross section of opinion here.

Instead, I find the poll is more along the lines of “Why do you hate freedom and kill puppies!!?!!1”

You should change the end of the heading to say [With LOADED QUESTION poll].

In all fairness, the answers are no more loaded than the ones JB usually puts up when he authors a poll. And you know it to be true, JB :p

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johnboy 11:40 am
10 May 13
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It’s not loading. It’s the socratic method.

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caf 11:40 am
10 May 13
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The picture should have of the Naked Bike Ride instead.

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