I am not a motorcyclist in the USA
Its completely ass backwards to advocate rider safety and than campaign against that very thing.
Depends on what a person considers safety. Personally I think we would save more lives concentrating on ending distracted drivers.....
I'm sorry but the argument that compulsory helmets would lead to a cadence of other moto specific restrictions is borderline duplicitous. Canada, UK and Australia all have helmet laws and those govvys do not mandate jacket types or bike types.
Oh but they have tried, and tried many times.....
Might read this from 2007 while we were fighting the second run at a sportbike ban the Australians were also fighting the same movement from their Government. The link to the ama page no longer works, but have a look around, the Australian Government is prone to Nannying people as well.
Report raises issue of sportbike ban in USA
2006 Quebec Canada took a run at the ban of anything over 400CC
Sportbike ban in Quebec??? : KawiForums.com Kawasaki Forums: Kawasaki motorcycle forums
2008 the UK also climbed onboard the motorcycle ban wagon.
Consider banning motorcycles, police tell MPs - | Motorcycle News | New Motorbikes | Buyers Guides | MCN
These are just a few quick references, there are many many of them where the government thinks it knows.
When the Camels head is under the tent, the camel is embolden to try more.......... temperance unions of any kind and never to be trusted......
What one person considers dangerous another may not. There are plenty of people who drive cars because a motorbike is too dangerous in the eyes...... and all it takes is them getting a few government types to agree and the banning starts.
In the USA the NTSHA started to pressure insurance companies to stop insuring motorbikes. We had to get that fixed in Congress... then health insurance companies started to exclude injuries caused by motorbike riding
and so we fixed that in congress..... the vigil can never end as the camel is always trying to find away to put its head under the tent.