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    If a brain isn't functioning highly enough to care about protecting itself from injury, maybe it isn't worth protecting.
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    Aye. Kid died at my school aged 14 because of a speeding car and no helmet.

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    (Original post by Gladstone1885)
    If a brain isn't functioning highly enough to care about protecting itself from injury, maybe it isn't worth protecting.
    Tell that to the family of the kid I know that died.
    I dare you.

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    No. May be make it compulsory for kids but adults should be allowed to put their lives at risk if they choose. I'm against the nanny state.
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    I think helmets should be worn, it is not just about that individual but also the issues caused for others in the event of collision.

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    What is a built up area? Does Fair Isle or Foula count because there are a few buildings on those islands?

    So all it takes is for one office or factory to make it a non-residential road?

    Roads with council houses but not private houses are not residential roads?

    Of all the terms that needs to be defined, fixed penalty fine is not one of them.

    'Force people cycling on roads... to wear a helmet'? And you lot still call me draconian and dictatorial? You better have a look at yourselves. Are there going to be council workers forcing helmets onto cyclists' heads?

    What helmets are these anyway? Would pith helmets suffice?

    What does 'this law' in section 3 refer to? There are no provisions in this bill that make any action illegal for a cyclist.

    What's with the rubbish bills this government is currently submitting? Only recently, there's been a bill that uses examples of manslaughter for murder, and now this?
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    Aye, seems reasonable
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    No way - I ****ing hate wearing helmets, hence why I don't, and apart from a bit of inconvenience, any damage done will largely be to the cyclist themselves!
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    No, if idiots want to to risk their lives by not wearing a helmet when cycling that is their fault, the state should not mother morons.
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    To all those objecting to this on 'nanny state' grounds will you be proposing a bill to end the requirement for seat belts?
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    (Original post by Aph)
    To all those objecting to this on 'nanny state' grounds will you be proposing a bill to end the requirement for seat belts?
    The difference between seat belts and cycle helmets is not only that seat belts are already the default option, whereas cycle helmets are not. Also, I'd love to see a comparison on the number of car accidents, and cycle accidents, and the severity of them. However, you also have to consider if sitting in the back of a car, not wearing a seatbelt can actually kill the person in front of you if you have a high impact crash.
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Tell that to the family of the kid I know that died.
    I dare you.

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    He is right, at 14 the child should have the maturity to know a helmet is important when riding a bike, and parents should teach their children of the importance of using a helmet. It is terrible a child died, however, the child is partly to blame for being an idiot by not using a helmet.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    To all those objecting to this on 'nanny state' grounds will you be proposing a bill to end the requirement for seat belts?
    If there was a bill to make wearing seat belts compulsory I would vote against the bill using the same justification, however, as seats belts are required, I see little point wasting time writing a bill.
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    (Original post by mr T 999)
    Yeah well the head is most important part of the body, any seroius injury to head could be life threatening.

    Tbh most guys cycle you don't get that much females cyclist tbf. Plus most guys are reckless so it make sense for the figure to be high for men

    If you wanna protect the entire body then people should start wearing this lol :teehee:

    I am a bit concerned that his balls are not sufficiently protected. There should be extra padding there.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    I am a bit concerned that his balls are not sufficiently protected. There should be extra padding there.
    Lol :lol:

    Here is this sufficient enough you have full body protection and its bullet proof aswell :mmm: if a jedi ever wanted to attack you, you'll have some protection from them aswell :rofl:



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    (Original post by mr T 999)
    Lol :lol:

    Here is this sufficient enough you have full body protection and its bullet proof aswell :mmm: if a jedi ever wanted to attack you, you'll have some protection from them aswell :rofl:



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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    Can this resist The Force? If not, it's not good enough.
    Sadly not I'm a afraid :no: it can give you some protection from Lazer bullets

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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Tell that to the family of the kid I know that died.
    I dare you.

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    Considering that this bill doesn't apply only to fourteen year olds, I wouldn't. Even then, the kid is old enough to make that decision for himself.


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    (Original post by Aph)
    To all those objecting to this on 'nanny state' grounds will you be proposing a bill to end the requirement for seat belts?
    Be patient, it's coming.


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