|This one is from BMW|
I own a horse, I ride in a helmet EVERY SINGLE time. Did I used to? NO! But I've seen what can happen, my horse has a limit to how fast he can go, and it's a lot slower than most motorcycles. You might argue that horses are unpredictable and a motorcycle is a machine that you control. OK, I can see that, but how many motorcycle accidents happen because the rider is IN CONTROL? Probably only those caused by other drivers. The simplest of road conditions can cause you to lose control of your bike. I've ridden motorcycles, I know. I have lots of friends who ride, I love them just the same and my non-motorcycle riding friends to me there is no difference, but when they start whining about their RIGHT to choose about whether or not to wear a helmet, I just have to walk away. You want to act like children, go ahead, but I'm not going to get in that pissin' match. The law is passed at this point, there's no changing it now, but I'm still seeing the argument about it being their right to choose, and I still have to wear my seatbelt, have a CCW permit, stop at a red light, walk through your smoke to get into the building, and drive on the right side of the road. There have been 6 deaths of helmetless riders since the law passed, would they have died if they were wearing a helmet? Maybe. I hope it's worth it to the bikers and the tourists.