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There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 5, 2008, titled No title. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Fatal motorcycle accidents have become more common over the last decade as the vehicles become more popular -- leading some to question whether it's time for Indiana to consider a mandatory helmet law.

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#1 Jul 6, 2008
There were approximately 3500 accidental drownings in 2005. Let's outlaw water activities.
Tom Trembley

Atlanta, GA

#2 Jul 6, 2008
Helmet laws...another encroachment on civil liberties. Backed by the Insurance Institute...for humanitarian reason..that is not the case; we all know. Look at the numbers quted in the article of 5 July; they represent .0007% of all Indiana Motorcycle riders were killed. Any death is tragic but if all causes of death for motorcycle riders were considered, we would see the real picture. Helmets do not save lives in the manner the senator would lead us to believe. I wonder if the insurance industry contributed to his election efforts.
Ronnie O

Elmwood Park, IL

#3 Jul 6, 2008
With a helmet or without a helmet.
The difference is an open casket or closed.
When your dead your dead...
Their are enough traffic laws too enforce.
Ronnie O
Sheree S

United States

#4 Jul 24, 2008
My husband was killed on his bike May 27,08 he was not wearing his helmet, but this would not have matter as the 19 yr. that hit him from behind was traveling 91 mph when he hit his brakes at approxmiatley 50 ft from my husband. A suit of armor would not have provented his death. Also we were able to have a open casket. The majority of deaths are caused by the other driver not the motorcyclist. Drivers need to become aware of there surroundings and respect others on the road

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