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    Big, post that again and you get an infraction.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    I've seen some of those cheap Chinese "helmets" fall off handlebars (rider hanging & not using).
    They crack and pieces fly off just under the helmet's own weight. I imagine they protect nothing.
    A real helmet, DOT approved, will be $100 and up and a real full face quality one can go to $800 if you really want the best.
    Still better then baseball or construction hard hat I see em wear...

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    Sincere Condolences to the family and friends of this young woman .
    So sad..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    Maybe the Dominican drivers license bureau should mandate those applying for a moto license---or, really, any vehicle operating license---watch a flim of bashed in skulls, mangled bodies and wailing bereaved mothers from moto accidents.

    In 10th grade Drivers Ed. we had to watch a flim called Signal 30, a rather gruesome 1959 OH State Patrol film about what happens to human bodies in car accidents in graphic, uncensored detail. Certainly got my attention. Girls literally fainted.
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    My sincere condolences to her family and friends. I’ve witnessed and driven by moto accidents in the DR for a number of years. I applaud the efforts to provide helmets through the go fund me program, however, change will only occur through education and enforcement. Two things lacking and not high on the government agenda. The police do random spot checks that are rare and they don’t have a long term impact on offenders.

    I’ve been riding motorcycles for well over 50 years and I’ll be the first to admit I was reckless with them when I started riding them. Wearing only a helmet and speeding excessively was the norm for me. My rude awakening came at someone elses expense. I ended up in a hospital emergency ward one evening because of pneumonia. In the stall next to me was a young motorcyclist getting pieces of asphalt removed from his arms, legs, and butt because of lack of proper safety gear. His screams were impressive. After that I wore safety gear all the time. I’ve been down a few times over the years but I still have my limbs intact. I don’t drive excessively fast anymore. At age 70 I’m happy to be alive and I have nothing to prove. I still get the urge to blow the doors off a muscle car when they pass me but common sense takes over.

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    unfortunately you can give out helmets to every motorbike owner.....if they don't wear them a complete waste of time and money.
    The amount of idiots that ride around with either no helmet or the helmet hanging off their arm is unbelievable .Add to this the police who are supposed to enforce the law that ride around with no helmet .

    unfortunately as much as it is a nice idea to give out free helmets ...it wont change a thing

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    Condolences to the family.Tragic indeed.

    I would prefer to see the police clamping down on dangerous driving rather than helmets.

    I really don't care if someone prefers not to wear one and if he or she so prefers,that is their accepted risk.One would imagine that wearing one is a logical choice but logic is somewhat underdeveloped here,and surely,if you can afford a bike you can afford a helmet.

    - but I do care when they come at me on the wrong side of a one-way,cut totally across a corner ,disregard red lights,pull wheelies in a populated area,drive like lunatics generally and break every other rule in the book,thus putting others at risk.

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    I disagree. Even if you were to distribute 200 helmets and only one person actually wears it, then you are potentially saving one life. And saving one life is better than none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowsnow View Post
    I disagree. Even if you were to distribute 200 helmets and only one person actually wears it, then you are potentially saving one life. And saving one life is better than none.
    But in reality how would one person wearing blinders and covering his ears so he cannot hear help anything at all? More wrecks are caused by helmets than any lives saved. Many years ago I was one of 35,000 persons who threw my helmet on the lawn of the statehouse in Tallahassee and we shrugged off the government rules within a few hours of that demonstration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpaddy View Post
    unfortunately you can give out helmets to every motorbike owner.....if they don't wear them a complete waste of time and money.
    The amount of idiots that ride around with either no helmet or the helmet hanging off their arm is unbelievable .Add to this the police who are supposed to enforce the law that ride around with no helmet .

    unfortunately as much as it is a nice idea to give out free helmets ...it wont change a thing
    I bought a melmet for 250 pesos after someone stole my USA type of helmet.
    They are not out of reach for buyers if one wants one.
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