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Old 06-19-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
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Florida Repeals Helmet Law - MC Deaths Skyrocket

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my brother tells me about people that die in Miami on a daily basis cause no one wears helmets there...
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Records, though, also show motorcycle registrations have increased 87 percent in Florida since Bush signed the helmet law repeal on July 1, 2000.
save lives or register vehicles....hmmmm
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as we know i'm all for helmet laws, but also realize the rise in motorcycle registration also in that same time frame in FLA.
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Total motorcycle deaths in the state have increased 67 percent, from 259 in 2000 to 432 in 2004, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics.

Records, though, also show motorcycle registrations have increased 87 percent in Florida since Bush signed the helmet law repeal on July 1, 2000.
Spurious (sp?) relation. Florida knows that with no helmet law, Daytona Bike Week will draw even more people. So it's not going anywhere.

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so what do you think about the seat belt laws, kinda weird that we have to wear a seatbelt, but not lid...............
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as we know i'm all for helmet laws, but also realize the rise in motorcycle registration also in that same time frame in FLA.
sorry but I couldn't give a about registration numbers if people are losing their lives.
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sorry but I couldn't give a about registration numbers if people are losing their lives.
well , if deaths had increased in the same time frame w/ NO increase in bike sale, then it could argued that NO HELMET = more deaths.

but, becuase bike sales increase 87% vs the 67% increase in deaths, deaths per thousand may have actually decreased, in the big picture.
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and to be fair....we shouldn't have to give up one for the other. People should be responsible enough to register their bikes AND wear a frickin helmet. come on Floridians, use your head for something other than breaking your fall

I lived there for 14 years until 18months ago and I saw far more people without lids than I saw with lids.
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I lived there for 14 years until 18months ago and I saw far more people without lids than I saw with lids.
about the same here in houston.
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so what do you think about the seat belt laws, kinda weird that we have to wear a seatbelt, but not lid...............
I don't like them either. I don't like any law which precludes common sense. I, however, wear a lid and armor on my bike and wear a seatbelt in my cages.
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I don't like any law which precludes common sense. and armor
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or did you wear an exo-skeloten w/ your t-shirts.....lol

wasn't this jacket a recent purchase? and before that you wore t-shirts/reg. shirts. and doesn't common sense tell you, the asphalt is tougher then your skin? so how common is common sense...........lol
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well , if deaths had increased in the same time frame w/ NO increase in bike sale, then it could argued that NO HELMET = more deaths.

but, becuase bike sales increase 87% vs the 67% increase in deaths, deaths per thousand may have actually decreased, in the big picture.
that or people are buying more than one bike.
for example, the best man from my wedding lives in tampa, fl....between the years of 2002-2005 he's constantly purchased and owned more than 1 motorcycle at any given time. So, it could be argued the other way around, that just because bike sales have increased, doesn't mean the number of deaths has decreased. just when people die they leave more bikes behind.

regardless of what the real situation there is....they should wear their helmets AND register their frickin' bikes. geez...people can't freaking count votes for a president, can't count the cost of a registration sticker, and can't count how much their lives are worth to them. I miss them :eh:
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People should be responsible enough to register their bikes AND wear a frickin helmet.
The increase in bike registrations is due to more bikes being bought. You can either infer that there are more riders or more bikes per rider.
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haha.. I got smarter. No kidding.. I really began to get nervous with the increase of traffic in my area. My kids don't need a vegetable for a dad.

I didn't need a law to tell me to wear it, though.
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The increase in bike registrations is due to more bikes being bought. You can either infer that there are more riders or more bikes per rider.
uhhhh scroll down a few posts :icon_bigg
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Beat me to it.
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