Despite Death Toll, Motorcycle Groups Strive to Muzzle U.S. Regulators


Anti-helmet law demonstrators in recent rally at state capitol in Albany, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein / Albany Times Union)

This always a heated debate…I think it’s simple….DO you, yourself think you are IMPORTANT and should take every precaution to minimize RISKS?  Who cares about laws and politics…WHY would anyone NOT want to protect their own BODY as best as they can?????? AM I missing something??????

IMPORTANT ARTICLE AND AS USUAL CONTRAVERSIAL! BUT WHY?????? WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT WEAR A HELMET?  FOR THOSE OUT THERE WHO DO NOT WEAR PROPER GEAR DO YOU DRIVE YOUR CAR WITHOUT WEARING A SEAT BELT? 

WASHINGTON – In a highly touted safety achievement, deaths on the nation’s roads and highways have fallen sharply in recent years, to the lowest total in more than a half-century. But motorcyclists have missed out on that dramatic improvement, and the news for them has been increasingly grim.

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Standing Illegal: BC’s New Motorcycle Safety Laws and Re-emphasized Flaws



Is safely navigating a dirt road by motorcycle illegal in BC?

THANKS Kelsow for this!

Submitted by on Thursday, 3 May 2012

Amongst the fanfare of British Columbia Ministry of Justice’s April 30th, 2012 announcement of new motorcycling laws requiring DOT, Snell M2005, Snell M2010 or ECE certified helmets are far reaching penalties for being out of the saddle.  You’d better be sitting down, because the release re-emphasizes Motor Vehicle Act Section 55, which sees standing to improve motorcycle control on unpaved surfaces as illegal. Largely rural, a majority of BC’s roads are unpaved and by the letter this law does endanger, if not make outlaws of, responsible dual sport, adventure and supermoto riders.

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