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    Default Turban = No Helmet in AB.

    As DosOchos said on reddit: Different laws for different people.

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    It’s 2018 though, so making decisions that curry favour with a potential voter base are better than those based on science.

    That’s and it’s part of equality and diversity.
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    Curry. Lol.

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    Won't somebody please think of the pastafarians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FraserB View Post
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    It’s 2018 though, so making decisions that curry favour with a potential voter base are better than those based on science.

    That’s and it’s part of equality and diversity.
    I lol'd pretty good. Nice one!

    Honestly though how many will go splat before they decide that helmets are a good idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FraserB View Post
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    It’s 2018 though, so making decisions that curry favour with a potential voter base are better than those based on science.

    That’s and it’s part of equality and diversity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infamous View Post
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    I lol'd pretty good. Nice one!

    Honestly though how many will go splat before they decide that helmets are a good idea?
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    The people that don't want to wear a helmet won't; they're undoubtedly aware of the risks of such stupidity. It's like asking "how many people need to get cancer before smokers get the hint?"

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    The people that don't want to wear a helmet won't; they're undoubtedly aware of the risks of such stupidity. It's like asking "how many people need to get cancer before smokers get the hint?"
    yes but not every smoker gets cancer. any crash on a bike whether it be 20km/hr or 100km/hr it's still going to do damage to the skull. why do you think helmets have become so prevalent in any aspect of life that can cause head trauma? examples include skiing, biking, hockey, tobogganing, skateboarding. having ridden enough motorbikes, there is no chance in hell I would ever even consider riding without a helmet.

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    As long as they have to pay their own medical bills or we charge Sikhs significantly more for motorcycle licenses I give 0 fucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtsniffer View Post
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    As long as they have to pay their own medical bills or we charge Sikhs significantly more for motorcycle licenses I give 0 fucks.
    Exactly. More power to them (or anyone for that matter) if they want to ride without helmets, but I'll be damned if I'm ok paying for their astronomical medical bills when they are in a coma/brain damaged.

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    isnt someone that dies in a motorcycle accident cheaper than someone who lives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by infamous View Post
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    yes but not every smoker gets cancer. any crash on a bike whether it be 20km/hr or 100km/hr it's still going to do damage to the skull. why do you think helmets have become so prevalent in any aspect of life that can cause head trauma? examples include skiing, biking, hockey, tobogganing, skateboarding. having ridden enough motorbikes, there is no chance in hell I would ever even consider riding without a helmet.
    Ok. I'm not sure the point you're trying to make.

    Are you trying to convince me that a helmet is needed? If so, I agree with you. On the motorcycle sites I run, we promote ATGATT for a reason.

    The point I was trying to make is that people getting hurt and/or dying is unlikely to change their stance re: helmets. They know the risk and they took it regardless, in the same way smokers do.

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    I ride ATGATT. I can't ride over 50 with my visor up because my eyes start to water and I can't see, even with sunglasses on. I can't wrap my head around the people that ride around in shorts/T-shirts/Flipflops without any real body protection but all the power to them. The amount of rocks that I have taken to the shins/visor/jacket in this city is reason enough that I would never ride without the gear. If someone is riding without care to their own personal safety, why would I believe that they care about the safety of others that they have to share the road with? If someone riding with no gear gets injured, I really don't feel bad for them.

    It's surprising that BC has had this rule for a while. I don't think I ever saw anyone riding with a turban instead of a helmet while I lived there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300havoc View Post
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    If someone riding with no gear gets injured, I really don't feel bad for them.
    This is pretty much how I feel about this. I could care less if anyone rides with or without a helmet. That's your decision and if it's a bad one, that's not my problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'z Nutz View Post
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    This is pretty much how I feel about this. I could care less if anyone rides with or without a helmet. That's your decision and if it's a bad one, that's not my problem.
    Its your problem when your tax dollars go towards their lifetime of treatment when they crack their skull open on the pavement.

    I'm all for recognizing peoples right to be involved in whatever religion they choose, but when the customs of that religion start making a negative impact in MY life by circumventing the laws that were designed to protect ALL, that's a problem.

    I do not support this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    I don't really care that much if they do or don't, but I think it is important for people to know what kind of risks they are really taking

    IMO things like helmets should be optional for anybody that is wiling to sit through a mandatory class on the dangers of not wearing them. If they accept the risk, then it is their life, so all the power to them. It shouldn't be exclusively a religious issue.

    If I could not wear a helmet while casually bike riding on pathways I'd be all over that. I am an adult, I should be able to decide what is, or is not too risky for me.
    I thought you could ride a bicycle without a helmet as an adult? Or did that change? Honestly I never wore a helmet bicycling unless I was messing around on my mountain bike.

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    Its your problem when your tax dollars go towards their lifetime of treatment when they crack their skull open on the pavement.
    Our tax dollars already go towards the people that crash riding with T-shirts and shorts, or who get thrown out of their vehicles because they weren't wearing seatbelts.

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    I don't know how many sikh motorcyclists there are out there now (or will now take up the sport) but i'm pro motorcycle regardless. I personally wouldn't recommend riding around the NE (for obvious reasons) let alone riding without a helmet. I'll reserve judgement until the insurance statistics state a helmet-less rider near T&T parking lot has a 100% chance of life-changing injury, and alter premiums to match.

    I find it intriguing how a special interest group with no significant numbers can get legislation passed in this NDP government, when so many other important issues are left to simmer.

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    Although if they don't die and just get horrible brain damage, it would be more costly


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