Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wear Your Brain Bucket, Please!

WHY is it that so many people who ride motorcycles these days refuse to wear a helmet?!
Do they think it's "uncool" to protect their skull? Too hot? Might mess up the hair? What?
And I gotta tell ya - the kerchief/bandana thing doesn't cut it, people. There's no way that sucker's gonna keep your brains from spilling out if you crash. Might soak up some of the blood, but that's it.

Look, riding a plain old ten-speed bike without a helmet is one thing. You crash that, you'll get banged up, maybe break a bone or two, you might get a little bloody, but nothing drastic, most times. Riding a 600+ pound beast that moves at least as fast as a car is something else altogether. You crash that sucker, & Bad Things happen. And I for one do not want to see, and certainly do not want my children to see, your brains splattered all over the street.

So if simple self-preservation isn't enough to make you wear a helmet, how about common courtesy? Do the rest of us a favor, m'kay? Thanks.


Blogger Ordinary Janet said...

It's about feeling the wind through your hair. I totally agree about helmet wearing, every time I see someone riding a motorcycle without a helmet I wonder whether I can sue for emotional distress if he falls and I see his head crack open and his brains spill out.

6/28/2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger Just-Me-Jen said...

Hmm. Maybe we should invent a "ventilated, power-fan" helmet...

6/28/2006 5:13 PM  
Blogger CP said...

Welcome to Florida, Jen...home of the Governor (Bush) who thought it would be a really great idea for people to be able to feel the wind in their hair...

and the cement in their skulls.

Know what we nurses call these people? Donor cycle riders.

Go ahead, ask why. *sarcasm*


6/28/2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger Just-Me-Jen said...

Bwahaha! "Donor cycle riders" !
Isn't that the truth!!! But just because a lawmaker is stupid, do the people have to follow suit? It's the same with seat belts - I don't care if it's a law to wear them or not - nobody rides in my car without buckling up.

6/29/2006 6:27 AM  
Blogger GUYK said...

Back in my younger days when I rode a scoot I wore a helmit. But I figure if the nuts who don't want to ride helmitless it is their brains. Just don't ask the guvmit to pay for the medical bills and if my insurence pays I want a refund.

Part of the problem is that when government starts to make laws to protect us from ouselves they also have to make laws that will infringe on our freedoms. Now in Florida one can ride a Harley Hog wthout head protection but the law says the five year old with training wheels has to have a helmit or the parents can be fined. Go just ain't none of the governments business and it started when the government started paying the medical bills and figured then it had the right to dictate our lifestyles.

6/29/2006 4:55 PM  
Blogger Just-Me-Jen said...

I don't know if making it a law changes much, but I would much prefer people to just have the sense to wear the damned things.

6/29/2006 5:13 PM  

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