In my fine state of Wisconsin (here in the U.S.A., for you foreign folks), we have a program called Click It or Ticket designed to enforce seat belt laws in this state.
Because seat belts save lives.
Virtually every day in Wisconsin, people of all ages are killed or seriously injured in traffic crashes. On rural farms, small towns, and big cities throughout the state, families are devastated as children lose parents and parents lose children in crashes.
And yet…there is no motorcycle helmet law (for riders over the age of 18). Apparently, Wisconsin could care less about families who are devestated as they lose loved ones in motorcycle crashes involving a smashed skull on concrete.
I realize “Helmet or Ticket” doesn’t sound quite so catchy. I also realize many bikers don’t want to wear helmets – and I’m not really advocating one or the other. I’m all for the whole ‘natural selection’ thing. All I’m asking is why care so much about one, but not the other?
I’m not really weighing heavily on this issue – – I was just out walking tonight and noticed a LOT of bikers without helmets. Just an observation I thought I’d share.