Originally Posted by Tyburn
you should be wearing a helmet one ANY BIKE...just like you should be wearing a safety belt in any car
Your free to do whatever you want on a train, or a bus mindue
Thats not the point Dave. The point is that the law is bogus. The fact that there are no seatbelts on buses and trains only further proves that point.
Wearing a helmet on a bike is different, because an accident on a bike can only result in one thing, and that is hitting the ground. Helmets don't really present any sort of an added danger (that I can think of) to the person wearing it. Seat-belts on the other hand have been known to make things worse sometimes.
It's a double-edged sword, and the bottom line is that when we are talking about a decision that only has an effect on the safety of the person making it, government should not be able to come in and make that decision for us. Especially when so many bigger atrocities are being committed.