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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-01-2016, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Head Injuries Increase After Michigan Repeals Helmet Law

Study: Head Injuries Increase after Michigan's Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal

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Apparently its a no brainer, says the comments section.
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It is hilarious that anyone thinks it is safer to ride a motorcycle without a helmet.....


My Grandmothers Brother died a number of years ago due to head trauma received from a motorcycle accident. He was, and this is not a joke, on his way to a anti-Helmet rally. He was not wearing a helmet.

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"Male gender, alcohol intoxication, intersection crashes and crashes at higher speed limits increased fatality risk. Not wearing a helmet and alcohol intoxication increased head injury odds. Fatality rate overall, however, did not change."

Then it says helmet non-use doubled the odds of fatality....sounds like somebody is making up a bunch of stuff here....

So if I'm not riding at high speed, not totally drunk...I'll probably be ok? I hate these so-called "studies"....and would love to know where their funding came from. It's like you just keep twisting the facts and muddying the details until you get the answer you want.

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Fatality rate overall, however, did not change."

Then it says helmet non-use doubled the odds of fatality....sounds like somebody is making up a bunch of stuff here....
what its saying is: “Michigan’s partial universal motorcycle helmet law repeal decreased helmet use and increased head injury among crash-involved motorcyclists. Furthermore, helmet non-use doubled the odds of a fatality and tripled the odds of a head injury,”

more MC riders suffered head injuries

the same number of fatalities occurred

people not wearing helmets were twice as likely to die, and three times as likely to suffer a head injury.

That means the people were dying at the same rate, and they were more likely to choose to not wear a helmet once they had a choice.

There is a point where a helmet will not save you. For one thing it only covers your head, not your internal vital organs.

One conclusion you could draw: the MC riders that were subjecting themselves to high levels of risk, and were most likely to die in an accident, were the ones that chose to not wear a helmet when they had the option, and continued to die at the same rate.
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LOL...so to simplify things they could have just said.....if you're an idiot on a motorcycle...you are more likely to die. If you're an idiot not wearing a helmet riding a motorcycle...you're more likely to have a head injury or die (maybe not from a head injury).

Not much rocket science there.....

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I think this sums it up.

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One conclusion you could draw: the MC riders that were subjecting themselves to high levels of risk, and were most likely to die in an accident, were the ones that chose to not wear a helmet when they had the option, and continued to die at the same rate.

Personally, I will wear a FF helmet regardless of the law. If someone chooses to ride without a helmet, that is on them.

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Personally, I will wear a FF helmet regardless of the law. If someone chooses to ride without a helmet, that is on them.
Ditto. To me, it's clear that wearing a helmet is better than not, and even though I don't have to here in PA, I do.

Having said that, I'm not a fan of 'nanny-state' laws and I'm a pretty strong supporter of not having helmet laws. Call me a hypocrite if you like, but I'm the guy who'd be wearing his helmet to a rally against helmet laws... I support everyone's right to choose, even if I personally think their choice is stupid.

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Also bluetooth. All else aside, the ability to listen to tunes while riding makes me put the helmet on - all else aside.

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