Originally Posted by mountbiking
I hope IL never gets a helmet law for riders that are over 18. I am however in favor of requiring riders that are under the age of 18 to wear a helmet.
I agree. People over the age of 18 have less of a chance to getting a head injury. NOT!!! This logic is fundamentally flawed. It's like the law in Hawaii that makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 13 to ride in the back of a pick-up. We all know that once you reach 13 you can no longer fall out of the truck.
I am not really in favor of the gov. mandating that everyone wears a helmet. I do think, however, that anybody that rides without a helmet should automatically be made organ donors. Helmets do save lives. To not wear one, in my opinion, is ludacris. Any arguement that can be made for not wearing a helmet is made void when someone like me has to tell a family that thier loved one is brain dead after an otherwise survivable accident. Don't want to wear one, fine. Your organs belong to the organ and tissue bank. As far as helmet laws raising revenue......How much does the long term care of the head injured person cost you, the tax payer, in the long term?