Motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law

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Motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law

Post by Sabre » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:46 am

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ONONDAGA, N.Y. - Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike's handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.
The accident happened Saturday afternoon in the town of Onondaga, in central New York near Syracuse.

State troopers tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse that 55-year-old Philip A. Contos of Parish, N.Y., was driving a 1983 Harley Davidson with a group of bikers who were protesting helmet laws by not wearing helmets.

Troopers say Contos hit his brakes and the motorcycle fishtailed. The bike spun out of control, and Contos toppled over the handlebars.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Troopers say Contos would have likely survived if he had been wearing a helmet.
I REALLY don't get the people that protest wearing a helmet. I know they argue that then they "can't hear things".... maybe they should get rid of their really loud exhausts then...

PLEASE people, wear a helmet!!!!
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Re: Motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law

Post by PGT » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:48 am

I was in OH from Sun-Tues last week. 85% of bikers there wear no helmet; its home of the AMA and just like VA and the NRA, laws don't encumber stupidness.
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Re: Motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law

Post by complacent » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:48 am

shame he had to die to prove he was wrong.

he definitely got to choose his own way out.
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Re: Motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law

Post by PGT » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:55 am

Indian Larry proved the usefulness of helmets at low speed.
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Re: Motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law

Post by Mr Kleen » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:31 pm

PGT wrote:Indian Larry proved the usefulness of helmets at low speed.
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Re: Motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law

Post by drwrx » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:09 pm

Irony, she is a cruel mistress.

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