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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bike helmets

I find it very strange why it's a law for you to wear helmets on a bicycle but not on a motorcycle. When I am driving it upsets me to see a motorcyclist without a helmet. On Wednesday I saw an elderly gentlemen and a younger man together on a motorcycle without helmets on Okeechobee Blvd. How scary!!!

Also, I can't wait for Florida to pass a law on the use of cell phones while driving. I feel even if you are hands free you can't give your driving full attention. Accidents happen within seconds. As far as texting, that's another nightmare.


  1. Agreed, I see them and think they are on the way to a funeral - theirs.
    Or maybe they are cleaning out the gene pool (as long as they don't hit us). (sigh)

  2. Don't shoot the messenger!

    Equipment requirements and carriage of passengers
    (Section 316.2065(2), (3), (7), (8), and (14), F.S.)

    A bicycle rider or passenger under 16 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet that is properly fitted, fastened securely, and meets a nationally recognized standard.

  3. What Denny quotes must be the thinking on the legislature's part: A rider on a motorcycle or bicycle only endangers himself by not wearing a helmet--why then deprive him of his liberty in this? Only those of a responsible age may drive a motorcycle, so there's no need to protect children under 16 as there IS with bicycles. So the rules are consistent.

    The argument, of course, is that if a cyclist (motorcyclist or bicyclist) gets banged up and requires hospitalization and long-term therapy, it is the public that pays if he doesn't have insurance.


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