The CDC data at least are pretty damning:
"Helmets are estimated to prevent 37 percent of crash deaths among motorcycle riders and 41 percent of crash deaths for motorcycle passengers."
"In one year, cost savings in states with universal motorcycle helmet laws were nearly four times greater (per registered motorcycle) than in states without these comprehensive laws. In 2010, annual costs saved from helmet use, in terms of medical, productivity, and other costs, ranged from a high of $394 million in California (which has a universal helmet law) to a low of $2.6 million in New Mexico (which has a partial law)."
Florida has an interesting approach where you can only go without a helmet if you have health insurance (I have no idea how that's enforceable.
I guess it's a situation where it might be better to protect people from themselves (and everyone else from the costs they cause). That said, I've ridden without a helmet abroad and it is pretty fun (not sure I'd do it here, but then I've never lived in a no helmet state), so I can't get too preachy!
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- You actually have an inspection?, Bill Homer, Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:11:19
- feel free to move back to where you came from, tarheel, Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:06:09
- Sounds like a lax local garage/Inspection Center., MI-Roger , Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:32:47
- Re: North Carolina state inspections what a joke., turbocon86, Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:18:49
- Re: North Carolina state inspections what a joke., Craig, Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:52:04
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