Llanes: Use your helmets

Oct 25, 2012 Full story: Sun-Star

THE motorcycle helmet act of 2012 or Republic Act 10054 will soon be fully implemented by next year following the joint administrative order of the Department of Transportation and Communications and DTI on the implementing rules and regulations of R.A. 10054 which obliges motorcycle drivers and riders to use protective motorcycle helmets with PS ... (more)

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Larry

San Antonio, TX

#1 Oct 25, 2012
Wearing a helmet may save your life but leave you a parapalegig due to the extra weight on your head being transfered to the neck. Wouldn't it be more beneficial to target drivers in cars to be more observant of motorcycles since they are the primary reason for motorcycle accidents. Make "I didn't see them." a crime for failure to observe. Fine the car driver when they cause an accident. Put them in jail for vehicular manslaughter when they kill someone. A helmet doe not protect you when your chest is crushed by the vehicle that just pulled out in front of you because they were on the phone. Outlaw phones first. Wearing a helmet in 100 degree heat is a recipe for disaster. If you insist we wear helmets then pass a lw that says that we can go around traffic instead of risking a heatstroke because car drivers don't want to look out for a motorcycle. I know that the argument for that always falls back to "What if someone opens their door?" How often do you see someone open their door at a stoplight. Especially when it is hot out. Your effort to protect me from myself is misdirected. This should be about enlightening the car drivers to look for motorcycles. We are riding legally and we have as much right to the road as anyone else. Helmet laws should remain with the currant law. It is fair. Let those that ride decide.

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