Its for the children!
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Its for the children!
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. Albert Einstein
"People in Arizona carry guns," said a Chandler police spokesman. "You better be careful about who you are picking on."
Here's hoping everyone on the road and at Sturgis plays it safe, gets through the rally, makes it back home safely, and has a great time!
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With great power comes great responsibility.-Stan Lee
By posting this question I was trying to point out the failed logic when they can pass a law requiring everyone to wear a seat belt (once again common sense but you shouldn't be forced to) but they can't pass a law requiring everyone to have helmets. Some areas may have a helmet law, I think most places have helmet laws for minors, but in my neck of the woods there is no helmet law for adults.
Why should there be a law requiring seat belt use? It is a matter of personal freedom, even to make possibly bad decisions. The reason there is a seat belt law and no helmet law is two fold. The first is that the Feds use the threat of withholding highway funds if certain laws (like seat belt laws) aren't passed. The second is that there are certain segments of the motorcycle community that hates the helmet laws, and will rally against them, and bring political pressure against them, unlike drivers of cars.
I found it incredibly amusing that the exact same time they put in a stricter seatbelt law here, they also took out the motorcycle helment law.....
I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them. -- John Wayne as John B. Books in "The Shootist"
Both seatbelts and helmets are required in MI.
Seatbelts in the car...helmets on the cycle!
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I've dug people out of burning cars several times because they could not get out of their seat belt while the car was burning, etc. I'ld rather get killed than burned to death..... I think that should be my choice, not the Govts. They don't need to be concerned about my safety.... I'll do that ... thank you.
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