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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 12:40 PM
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A few months ago, Baggers Magazine published an article about helmet use. I wrote a letter to the editor commenting on the piece and they published it. See the June issue of Baggers magazine......1st letter.
Why don't you cut and paste your letter here? We would like to read it.

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Fine ... let them ride NUDE if they wish ... just don't scream "HELP ME!!!!" to me when you crash ...

Scooter ... I'd still wear helmet, jacket, gloves, jeans and leather shoes at the least.

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Fine ... let them ride NUDE if they wish ... just don't scream "HELP ME!!!!" to me when you crash ...

Scooter ... I'd still wear helmet, jacket, gloves, jeans and leather shoes at the least.
Glad the accident victim's injuries were relatively minor. She was very fortunate to have someone like you on the scene. No doubt in my mind that if the same thing were to happen next week, you'd be willing to stop and help regardless of whether the victim was ATGATT or not.

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Good to hear nobody was seriuosly hurt.
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Reason there were so many extra cops etc involved, They get paid per call. Easy $$$$ If we have a small fire here it looks like every police & fire fighter in the state shows up.
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ATGATT is a bit excessive for a small scooter. (the 30 mph max speed kind)

A 1/2 helmet, real shoes, jeans and a long shirt is probably about the most you'll ever see.

When you think about it...cyclist wear a helmet and underwear and hit 30 mph on skinny tires. Just wearing a helmet on a scooter is probably a good start.
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The scooter operators in Wi, don't even have to wear eye protection. How dumb is that? A big ole junebug in the eye, or a bee is probably enough to take them down. Apparently they think they won't get seriously hurt, because they are "just on a scooter"
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The ground does not care if your riding a Goldwing or a Moped....fall at 30mph on either no difference...unless the bike falls on top of you...Nice you stopped and help them...with age comes wisdom...sometimes
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The ground does not care if your riding a Goldwing or a Moped....fall at 30mph on either no difference...unless the bike falls on top of you...Nice you stopped and help them...with age comes wisdom...sometimes
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Keep doing stupid stuff on a bike, moped or unicycle and there is no guarantee that they will age long enough to gain wisdom.
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Reason there were so many extra cops etc involved, They get paid per call. Easy $$$$ If we have a small fire here it looks like every police & fire fighter in the state shows up.
I have no problem with that. Two reasons, one, you never know what it is until you get there, two if its just a small fire it is unlikely to spread.

Where I live (small southern town) the response time for the fire department is excellent. I can hear the siren sound (in the town square) and turn on the scanner and listen to the responses. I am impressed and pleased. The sooner you get educated eyes on the issue, the sooner the appropriate reactions will take place.

Besides being trained in responses to fires, they are also trained in first aid, they can be considered first responders and are more likely than the average person to be able to mitigate injuries. Then there is the issue of crowd control. So many reasons to have as short a response time as possible. None of them bad.

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