More motorcycle deaths spur debate over helmet law
INDIANAPOLIS - 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 ...
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“Are you kidding me right now?”
Since: Jun 08
#1 Jul 8, 2008
Okay people, sure...we can't mandate people's common sense or ensure they won't make stupid choices while driving/riding on a motorcycle simply by enforcing a helmut law.
Here's the thing, helmuts save lives. A helmut may mean that a couple's worst injury is road rash or a broken bone. The lack of a helmut almost ALWAYS leads to hundreds of millions of dollars in healthcare money spent providing supportive care for these individuals for the rest of their lives. The permanent damage done to the brain caused by not protecting it with a helmut can leave a person in a veggetative state or, at best, unable to independently function ever again in their life! This means that all of our tax dollars go towards another person's monthly disability check and state health insurance costs.
My husband rides and religously wears his helmut. He considers those who don't prime examples of "Natural Selection" or "Population Control." Wake up people, be safe and save our hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care workers time and money by wearing a helmut and giving yourself a fighting chance! At a minimum, consider your family who will be left to care for you after such horrifying accidents caused by bad choices made by motorists in all types of vehicles!
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