Ontario Helmet Law being pushed through

Discussion in 'rec.bicycles.soc' started by Chris B., Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Chris B.

    Chris B. Guest

    Here's a transcript of the 'debate' for anyone who is interested:


    Of course there are the typical lies and contraditions one would
    expect but even now, knowing just how much cyclists self-loathe,
    it still kind of surprises me just how much fear mongering and 'his
    brains splattered all over the road' anecdotes are tied in with

    Note that the anti-cyclists have also stepped up their attack in the

    Tragic though the phasing out of cycling on public roadways is, it is
    even more tragic when one considers that bicycle helmets could have
    been the basis for a landmark psychological experiment.

    "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its
    victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under
    robber-barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber-
    baron's cruelty may at some point be satiated; but those who
    torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they
    do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    - C.S. Lewis

  2. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Don't wanna wear one? Fine by be. Wanna drool on your grandkids when your
    50. Go right ahead, There's a good chance nothing will happen to you.
    Thiere is a risk something will, Me I prefer my kids don't need to change my
    Diapers, but hey thats just me.

    Like I said I'm still undecided I just know what works for me

    "Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:a99vo0plksnff1c7tkef8o5[email protected]
    > On Mon, 08 Nov 2004 16:03:56 GMT, Chris Phillipo
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> >The helmet lobby? Do they fly black helicopters? I bet those
    > >> >hypocritical bastards don't even wear helmets while doing it!

    > >> What point are you trying to make here?

    > >That the helmet lobby in Canada is a figment of someone's overactive
    > >imagination.

    > The helmet lobby exists. It is indisputable. People are out there
    > lobbying for helmet laws, and that is why you have this bill in
    > progress. There are people all over the world lobbying for helmet
    > laws.
    > Guy
    > --
    > May contain traces of irony. Contents liable to settle after posting.
    > http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk
    > 88% of helmet statistics are made up, 65% of them at Washington University