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« Reply #450 on: January 25, 2019, 10:03:07 PM »
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« Reply #451 on: January 29, 2019, 07:33:34 PM »
this is insane.  I'm afraid the cars next to me will hit my mirrors when I'm in the truck.  the first time a bike splits lanes and the cars close the gap there will be an uproar.
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« Reply #452 on: January 30, 2019, 08:23:33 AM »
Yeah, it won't happen here. Imagine splitting lanes in Hartford traffic?
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« Reply #453 on: January 30, 2019, 10:06:05 AM »
I'd be happy to just let bikes ride the break down lane in stopped traffic.

That's when I am most in fear of being run over.
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« Reply #454 on: February 07, 2019, 04:57:03 PM »
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« Reply #455 on: February 08, 2019, 07:33:16 PM »
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« Reply #456 on: February 20, 2019, 05:24:08 PM »
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« Reply #457 on: February 21, 2019, 09:49:34 AM »
Helmet Law Proposed In CT For All Riders

http://ride-ct.com/helmet-law-proposed-in-ct-2/?fbclid=IwAR20orInYVQAEEaOKogo-aKtT7JbEsUsS55mb8kjHJfI9N-52W7uyvEhQ3c
I hope it passes. They make you wear a seatbelt, they should make you wear a helmet.
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« Reply #458 on: February 23, 2019, 10:23:32 PM »
 Connecticut lawmakers considering mandatory helmet law

Published February 23. 2019 5:56PM

HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to require motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, as in previous legislative sessions.

But this year, the concept is among a host of recommendations from a public safety transition group that's been advising newly elected Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.

The Public Health Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Monday regarding two bills that would impose mandatory helmet use. One proposal would require helmets be worn by motorcycle operators and passengers under age 21. The other bill would require all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear protective headgear. Currently, anyone 17 and younger must wear a helmet.

"The scientific evidence of the protective impact of motorcycle helmets is consistent and convincing," said Garry Lapidus, director of the Injury Prevention Center of Connecticut Children's Medical, in written testimony submitted to the committee in advance of Monday's hearing. Lapidus is a member of Lamont's advisory group.

Besides instituting a universal helmet law, the second bill would also require anyone riding in the back seat of a vehicle to wear a seatbelt. It's a concept that was also recommended for Lamont to consider.

Julie Peters, executive director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, said helmet laws save both lives and money. In written testimony, she said the annual cost related to motorcycle crashes in Connecticut is estimated at $157.2 million annually.

"Riders without helmets have higher health care costs as a result of their crash injuries," she wrote. "So the financial burden for the treatment and care of those who survive a motorcycle crash is then placed on the government and taxpayers."

But motorcycle enthusiasts are already registering their opposition to the legislation.

Darryl Steding of Stafford wrote to the committee ahead of the public hearing. While he said he wears a helmet, he doesn't believe protective headgear should be required.

"There are many different helmets that provide different levels of protection and I would like to make my own choice of what to wear or not to wear," he wrote.

Until 1976, Connecticut had required anyone riding on a motorcycle, including passengers, to wear an approved protective helmet. After that law was repealed, there were no helmet requirements from 1976 until 1989, when the General Assembly enacted a "partial" helmet law that requires anyone under age 18 to wear an approved helmet, according to the Office of Legislative Research. The law also requires applicants seeking a motorcycle license to wear a helmet while on a training permit.
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« Reply #459 on: February 24, 2019, 12:13:52 PM »
Personally, I think if you don't wear a seatbelt or a helmet you're being stupid.  But, I don't think the government should require either.  That said if the government already requires you to wear a seatbelt they should also require you to wear a helmet.  Not to mention all the riders who wear "novelty" helmets, either cruiser guys or hipsters.
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« Reply #460 on: February 24, 2019, 05:22:59 PM »
Personally, I think if you don't wear a seatbelt or a helmet you're being stupid.  But, I don't think the government should require either.  That said if the government already requires you to wear a seatbelt they should also require you to wear a helmet.  Not to mention all the riders who wear "novelty" helmets, either cruiser guys or hipsters.
I agree entirely. I don't even ride to the end of my street without a helmet. So, that law doesn't come into play for me.
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« Reply #461 on: February 24, 2019, 09:20:30 PM »
I have always believed in wearing gear.  But it has been  my choice.
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« Reply #462 on: March 08, 2019, 08:29:18 PM »
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« Reply #463 on: March 10, 2019, 12:21:11 PM »
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« Reply #464 on: March 17, 2019, 10:34:10 PM »
The Killer: A front wheel drive motorcycle from Rodsmith

http://www.bikeexif.com/front-wheel-drive-motorcycle-art
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