Darwin In Action

Motorcycle fatalities involving riders without helmets have soared in the nearly six years since Gov. Jeb Bush repealed the state’s mandatory helmet law, a newspaper reported Sunday.

We all pretty much know that if you ride a bike without a helmet and get in an accident, you are pretty much going to die. Here is a statistic that backs that up quite convincingly.

I don’t really care if you die because of choices you make but the public safety interest here is pretty obvious: you brain-dead, quadriplegic and dead motorcyclists cost the system a lot of money.

The quote at the end of this article, though, is amazing in its stupidity:

But Merritt Island motorcyclist and helmet law opponent Dave Carroll said the helmet law debate is misguided.

“What causes most of the crashes is cars,” he said. “Usually, it’s the car driver turning left at an intersection and causing an accident because they didn’t see us coming.”

OK, Dave, if what you say is true then it is even more important that you guys where helmets. Saying the above in an argument against helmet laws is idiotic. I think we should work to prevent cars from causing these accidents, no question about it, but they will continue to happen and you guys are going to continue to hit your head so hard you die. Wise up, dudes. Yes, helmets suck, but so does being dead.

Darwin In Action

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