Wear a helmet folks

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  1. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    I just found out a coworker of mine who I'm pretty good friends with was in a motorcycle accident on Sunday morning. She was a passenger not wearing a helmet and fractured her skull. She is in a coma. The driver (not sure if he was wearing a helmet) only had a few scratches. So please, please wear a helmet.

    That is all.
     
  2. Jewel

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    No choice here, we have to by law. Mind you, I'm not a big fan of the "wind through the ears" feeling.

    I do hope your coworker recovers well.

    J
     
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    jeeese :?

    i have to fight with the hubby to wear a seat belt :? .. but its well worth the fight :wink: ... hope she's gonna be ok
     
  4. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That sad to hear, in Florida you only need an $10,000 insurance policy not to wear a helmet, like that going to help
     
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    Preaching to the choir here, Voo. I can't imagine climbing onto one of those things without one, passenger or driver. Hell I'm glad to have my bike helmet on when I get going fast downhill.

    I sure hope she recovers soon. It's very sobering to learn of something like that.
     
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    Started riding motorcycles on the road in 1964 and even then we all wore crash hats.
    Still have a problem with being forced to wear one though.
     
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    it's the law here too...
    and i don't feel like it's 'forcing' me to wear one...
    it's common sense!
    if i'm are going faster than i can run... on any mode of transport... i wanna wear some sort of sensible protection... i don't wanna knock myself out, never mind anything worse!
    I really can't understand why people wouldn't want to wear a helmet when they're on a bike... it really hurts when you come off....
     
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    Yo,
    It's not a law here (I think, in Texas) and I just want to scream every time I see someone on a motorcycle without a helmet.
    Is it really worth it to avoid the helmet hair, to have severe head trauma even death?
    Cripes!
    Me, the Flea
     
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    &lt;-------From Wisconsin here, land of the No Helmet Rider. It's a shame.
     
  10. voodoocat

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    Funny you should say that. My friend is from Wisconsin.

    A little update:
    Yesterday her temp rose to 110. Anything over 106 is brain damage
    today her temp dropped back down to 102 so it's looking a little better.
     
  11. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    hope your friend recovers. thats horrible. :(

    You'd think people would take care of themselves, if not for themselves but for the people that love and care about them. I little prevention goes a long way.

    if i remember correctly(jeff correct me if i am wrong), when i lived in florida bicyclists were required to wear helmets but motorcylists weren't.
     
  12. Jeff Canes

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    I think 16 and under require a bike helmets in Fla
     

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