if you READ the research from highway safety institute, you will find that a helmet is actually a safety hazard at highway speeds in an accident. doctors will tell you hundreds of stories of people having their necks broken by the helmet.
besides, what usually kills in a motorcycle/automobile accident is blunt force trauma to the body, not the head. the head is usually not even involved.
helmets ARE useful for higher speed accidents, the head will usually be IN IT, not necessarily WITH THE BODY, but IN THE HELMET.
i can't say i'm ready to TOTALLY give up helmet usage, but it would be nice to be able to ride helmetless when the conditions are right.
you may be surprised at the amount of people who STILL USE HELMETS even though the law says they don't have to.
i know you think that motorcyclists are not smart enough to make our own decisions, but we are.
give us the right to choose.
michigan constitution, article 1. Sec. 6.
Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.
keep your powder dry.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." Bovard 1994