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Old 08-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Idaho No Helmet Law
Ok so I'm down in Idaho this weekend and I'm on the highway, and I see a motorcyclist pull by us (cruiser style) with no helmet. At first I was baffled by this, and then saw more, so by now I have figured out that they must not have to wear helmets. However I only saw cruiser style bikes with no helmets and the sport riders did wear helmets. Hate to say it, but who's smarter now!

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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oh trying to rub it in hu.... better be careful they might take ur helmet and u will have to go with out too....

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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So wearing a helmet makes you smarter?

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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So wearing a helmet makes you smarter?
Appartently in Idaho it does It's the heat!!!! It fries the brains

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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oh trying to rub it in hu.... better be careful they might take ur helmet and u will have to go with out too....

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #6
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So wearing a helmet makes you smarter?
Gee, I don't know about that, but...

not wearing one certainly does suggest one is pretty fucking stupid.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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Gee, I don't know about that, but...

not wearing one certainly does suggest one is pretty fucking stupid.
Meh.

It's a matter of personal choice in Idaho.

Getting all dressed up like a Power Ranger in 95°+ heat seems kinda silly to some folk.


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Old 08-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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I forgot to mention this was on I-84 in Boise with traffic. Speed limit was 65 and he must have been doing 10 over when he passed us. That is why I thought he was a dumbass!

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #9
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Meh.

It's a matter of personal choice in Idaho.

Getting all dressed up like a Power Ranger in 95°+ heat seems kinda silly to some folk.


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I never said it shouldn't be a personal choice. If somebody wants to live their life as a fucking dumbass, they should be free to do so.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #10
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Welcome to outside of Washington state where most of the states do not have mandatory helmet laws for adults.

If you travel the country a little bit you'll find just as many sportbikes without helmets as cruisers without.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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I would HATE to be a medic in one of those states,and having to scrape brain guts off the road.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #12
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Cruiser riders using the least amount of head protection that they legally have to use?

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #13
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I forgot to mention this was on I-84 in Boise with traffic. Speed limit was 65 and he must have been doing 10 over when he passed us. That is why I thought he was a dumbass!
Ah, so you "thought". Therefore wearing a helmet does not make you smarter, or vice versa, it's just something you "thought". Ok I think I'm understanding.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:48 PM   #14
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AZ has none either. When its 115+ out probably just as dangerous to wear one. Although I would probably try still.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:55 PM   #15
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I never said it shouldn't be a personal choice. If somebody wants to live their life as a fucking dumbass, they should be free to do so.
And if somebody wants to live their life judging others, they should be free to do so also!

I do what I want!

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Old 08-06-2012, 12:16 AM   #16
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Let the dumb shits exercise their right to be stupid. Cleans out the gene pool.

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:14 AM   #17
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So wearing a helmet makes you smarter?
No. Being smart causes you to wear a helmet. See the difference there?

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:15 AM   #18
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And if somebody wants to live their life judging others, they should be free to do so also!

I do what I want!
Exactly! You wanted to judge mr. Spock and did so.

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:16 AM   #19
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Then, there are riders like this!


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Old 08-06-2012, 07:58 AM   #20
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I would HATE to be a medic in one of those states,and having to scrape brain guts off the road.
Just wash it off with a hose.

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