@catweasel67 Mainly I use the seat belt because the car beeps disturbingly if I don't... However, I survived two total write-offs without being belted and one crash with my helmet scratched badly in the height of my left temple. Me thinks he used the apropriate safety systems at the apropriate times. We have. As well as a mandatory seat belt law. But being a law and being bullshit isn't mutually exclusive. Of course we have more problems, but this problem is the one that's discussed here and it's the one that concerns me (with 15) every time I ride without a helmet. Why? You just told us the same lame stories about motorcycling is sooooo evil in comparison to ANYTHING else, but NOTHING that could change any sane mind. Why did your opinions change? That's a point I love the German constitution for. It says we have the right to live the way we want to, so it's - for example - our right to feed doves or walk around even it's not explicitly stated. Of course these rights can be restricted by laws... but... every citizen should question every law that restricts this basic right.