"If you play Russian Roulette long enough, you will eventually find the live round".
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,”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....
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.
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.Personally, I will wear a FF helmet regardless of the law. If someone chooses to ride without a helmet, that is on them.
If you are not wearing a helmet you are more likely to get a head injury as a result and might not die immediately, but you might also become a vegetable and have to live on machines the rest of your life, or become paralyzed, or suffer some other tragic condition due to said head injury.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.....
Beware the slippery slope: By your "saving hospital beds" logic, we could outlaw any 'unhealthy' food (e.g. meat), any 'risky' activity (e.g. Skiing), mandate __ minutes per day of exercise by law, etc. etc. etc. list is endless...If you are not wearing a helmet you are more likely to get a head injury as a result and might not die immediately, but you might also become a vegetable and have to live on machines the rest of your life, or become paralyzed, or suffer some other tragic condition due to said head injury.
These studies are stupid, everyone needs to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. Nanny laws are there to protect the rest of us from idiots, less head injuries means more open hospital beds for people who need them, not for morons without helmets on.