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Old 01-01-2013, 02:00 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by #46 View Post
In Canada, all provinces and territories have mandatory helmet laws, and have been for years now.

Why can't all states just impose mandatory helmet laws, and put an end to the discussion once and for all.
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." The 10th

Exactly one year ago today the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th were "repealed" or more accurately transgressed by a treasonous legislative and executive (NDAA). So yes, the precedent has been set. Up to half of the people are willing to acquiesce if polls are to be believed.

A camper rode his 50 cc a quarter mile to the showers at 3 mph and got whacked for $250 plus license suspended and car insurance raised. Another, while taking his scoot out of winter storage, rolled down his driveway to bump start it. The moment the front tire past the curb a leo wrote ticket for no no helmet then impounded for no insurance.

A young man crossed the boundary of his farm. His lights were off mid-day in a clear field. A leo who had been spying on him with binoculars from half a mile away felt it necessary to shoot the un-armed rider who protested the harassment.

Risk taking associated with the dangers of freedom such as riding helmet-less can to some extent be offset with better toilet training. Perhaps de-emphasizing the baby-sitting function of public schools and a parent licensing would serve us better.

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