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Re: skiing with helmet/faw!


Ceres, I don't disagree.  I just am not wearing one.

To clarify - when I said kids, I wasn't referring to infants, who most
definitely need car seats. I'm talking about 8 yr olds required to sit
in a booster seat. This is a new law here.


--
Kitty 
neIN, Zone5

-------------- Original message -------------- 

> In a message dated 2/16/05 8:35:03 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes: 
> 
> << Count me as one of those kids who rode absolutely everywhere on my bike 
> before helmets were ever invented for us and I survived. I rode in the 
> backseat of the car, unstrapped, and survived. Skated without pads or 
> helmets and survived. >> 
> 
> Kitty, I am in that same class however, I would not dream of riding or 
> driving today in a car without a seat belt. I know seat belts can be wrongful 
> in 
> particular situations but generally speaking it has been proven to reduce auto 
> deaths. Our state does req a seat belt however the helmet law regarding 
> motorcycles was reversed. I can not understand. We have a friend who is an 
> intelligent person, a financial advisor by trade but I am not understanding what 
> happens to his brain when he straddles his Harley with his red bandanna tied 
> about 
> his head. 
> I always wear a helmet when riding my bike even if I am only riding a 
> short distance & within the neighborhood. I have seen the nasty falls which 
> occur so quickly. I have many times rode RAGBRAI ( Registers Annual Great Bike 
> Ride Across Iowa) which is in about its 30th year and pulls 10,000 bikers with 
> it. Helmets are not rqd by law but it is so strongly suggested for this ride 
> & many other organized bike rides you would not want to ride without one. The 
> children in my neighborhood put their helmets on when they go out, forget 
> they have them on and play with them on when they are not on their bikes. I 
> think it is just a matter of change & training. 
> In regards to infant car seats, I don't even like to think about the car 
> seats my children rode in. They are a hussle but so much safer. 
> Ceres 
> 
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