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Should be a rider's choice

I've been riding for about 15 years. 99% of the time I would wear my helmt, even if there was not a law mandating it. I wear a DOT skull helmet. I don't like the full face helmets and won't wear one. Statistics do show that wearing a helmet does NOT help a rider that much when going under 30MPH (or 40MPH, I couldn't find the link again). Over that speed, the helmet makes a huge difference. Eitehr way, I think it should be the riders choice to wear a helmet or not. As far as seatbelts, I always wear my seatbelt. I also understand the law behind it. Wearing seatbelts do impact other drivers around you. Seatbelts help keep you in your seat and somewhat stationary so you can keep control of your vehicle. Try going too fast around a curve without wearing your seatbelt. It's a little difficult staying in your seat. Do the same thing with your seatbelt on and you will see it is much easer to stay in your seat properly and keep better control of your vehicle

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