Ask Amy 8-1-14
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#21 Aug 2, 2014
Thats a lame argument. Again, for the trillionth time...If your so flipping worried about how you are gonna feel because you whacked a person on a motorcycle, then instead of the weak logic of requiring a helmet, how about the true logic of just banning the damn things?
Pippa wrote:
If we're still talking motorcycle helmets, here's another perspective. Even if you're a driver who's never ridden a motorcycle and don't ever want to, you can still be affected by those who do drive them. If you are in an accident with a motorcycle, you may be found responsible or at least partly responsible for the accident. If that's the case, your insurance will have to cover all or part of the motorcyclist's medical costs, rehab costs, and possibly long-term care costs. If you don't have enough insurance coverage for all of that, your own assets may be taken to pay those costs. That's a VERY good reason why those who don't ride motorcycles might want a law to make helmets mandatory for motorcyclists. Even if money weren't involved, wouldn't you feel awful that some person riding a motorcycle was severely hurt in an accident in which you were involved? You'd have to live with that knowledge and pain the rest of your life. And what about the family members of the injured rider? Their lives are affected by his injuries as well. I'd say those are the kinds of thing that gives others the right to tell someone what rules they have to follow regarding wearing helmets (and seat belts and baby/child seats and whatever other safety gear we might mention). If a person is injured in an accident, he is NOT the only person affected no matter what Race or any one else might argue to the contrary.
Kuuipo

Salinas, CA

#22 Aug 2, 2014
loose cannon wrote:
L1. OK. Illinois has a seatbelt law which is strictly enforced but no helmet law.
How does that make any sense?
Sometimes I think that it's partially for the overall advancement of medicine in that it gives the residents extra practice with closed head injuries, if you know what I mean.
I would never ride a motorcylcle...
I had to Google. Found this:

"47 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have a helmet law for motorcyclists."
Kuuipo

Salinas, CA

#23 Aug 2, 2014
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Basically you think the state should be in the business of protecting people from their own foolish acts. Race(and I) disagree. If I don't wish to wear a seatbelt or a helmet, it should be my right. there should be no penalty handed down by the government. I know the risk. Just like I know the risk involved in any other activity that could end in bodily harm. Rock climbing? Mountain biking? I don't need daddy government telling me to be careful. I will be as careful or as reckless with my safety as I want.*I* will suffer the consequences if things go wrong.
It does not bother me if people disagree with me. Not one bit.

Helmet laws save lives.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#25 Aug 2, 2014
Kuuipo wrote:
Helmet laws save lives.
That is beside the point. In the absence of helmet laws, you are still able to wear one if you so choose. If not wearing a helmet is more risk than YOU wish to take, then by all means, wear one. I should have the liberty to make the same choice for myself OR NOT. How much personal risk I take should be none of YOUR concern.
Kuuipo

Salinas, CA

#26 Aug 2, 2014
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>That is beside the point. In the absence of helmet laws, you are still able to wear one if you so choose. If not wearing a helmet is more risk than YOU wish to take, then by all means, wear one. I should have the liberty to make the same choice for myself OR NOT. How much personal risk I take should be none of YOUR concern.
Stay safe, Tonka. <3

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#27 Aug 2, 2014
Kuuipo wrote:
<quoted text>
Stay safe, Tonka. <3
I will. By choice. I started wearing my seatbelt after I had kids, so I could lead by example. Before I had kids? I never wore my seatbelt. My choice. Not yours or the gov't.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#29 Aug 2, 2014
I think that all people should eat pureed foods. Chewing foods is inherently dangerous, you can choke on a piece of food if your not careful. Why put your family through the torment of your death or or being a vegtable. It is so much easier to just slurp down your meal as a smoothie than to be bothered with chewing meat and gravy and mushrooms...
Madness I say. Total madness.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 6 min ester povington 1,403,142
Fat Ankles and hairy toes. 8 min She-s Da One 38
The best bacon is.... 19 min Go Red Forever 1
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 40 min JRB 219,292
Topix Chitown Regulars (Aug '09) 57 min RACE 103,112
last post wins! (Apr '13) 1 hr Retired SOF 1,244
News Thursday was actually a bad day for Trump 2 hr Go Blue Forever 3

Chicago Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Chicago Mortgages