Hey, the law is there to protect people.
Just like the seat belt law.
I think our government should go even farther, and force car manufacturers to stop making cars with radios in them. They can be distracting.
It would be safer to have solid rubber tires, too - no more pesky blowouts, and losing control of your vehicle. Government should regulate that!
They should also make every car with a limited lifespan. After three years, the engine self-destructs, forcing you to buy a new car. All those old cars on the road are dangerous, dontcha know.
Bottom line is, I feel SOOOOooo much safer, knowing all those motorcyclists are wearing helmets. Why does it make ME feel safer, while THEY are the ones wearing the helmets? Hell if I know, but the government says so, so I have to believe it!
[dripping sarcasm off]
I used to ride, and always wore a helmet. I would LOVE to get a bike again, some day. I miss it.
I will wear a helmet, whether the law says so or not, but the government should NOT tell us what is best for us. Helmet laws do NOT benefit society, they are an unnecessary restriction on personal freedoms.