Heres something that though can start out unpleasantly can save someones life and /or ability to live a full one.
Each and every soul on this site has heard the following :
1." A friend/relative/somebody I know or their family was told by the Paramedic/Doctor/Nurse/cop it was a good thing they didnt have a helmet on or they would have been killed/suffered brain damage".
This is a lie. It needs confronted, especially so if spewed in the presence of impressionable people. Like kids, for instance .
The same tired ...and false...story has been around for years regarding short fiction seatbelt stories.
2."There's been studies that showed wearing helmets actually cause more injuries".
Lie. There certainly have not. One flake in particular represented hinself for years in ABATE drivel as an M.D. when in fact he wasn't even a high school graduate.
Recently at a military event a single celled organism was describing the brain injury his own spouse as a passenger he was responsible for suffered in a low speed, cranium vs. asphalt no helmet get-off. The poor simian began to lecture all in earshot of how a helmet would have caused her injury to be much more severe.
Sometimes in those moments I will think of those blessed communicators such as Ken and AS who can remain calm and collected no matter what.
I often fail. In that case..
I also loathe the 'it's my choice' crowd.
Well. Then Their choice has us all paying more for insurance.
Their choice influences people who may split their skull open down the road because hey, "Uncle Johnny rode for years with no helmet" and he may well have.
So Suzie with her 883 Sportster dies in her first week on the road, or Johnny Jr. crushes his skull riding his XR100 in the yard.
Their choice, indeed. Doug