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By Are you f*cking kidding me - / Wednesday 12 June 2013 06:10 / United States - Denver
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If he's an asshat, and he stole your hat, does that mean that your hat is an ass? :o This FML has layers. I'm glad you're all right, though. Be thankful all you lost was your hat and not your life.

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@64, that's exactly what I was thinking (1st part at least), bit it's funny in a way that people can get just a license suspension for what should be an attempted manslaughter and 2 years for stealing a hat... Asshats need to go to jail for 2 years for running a red light and be on hard physical labour. For stealing, they should have a hand chopped off, why should my taxes support an asshole?

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75, not to mention fleeing the scene of a crime. Where I'm at, that would be an additional charge, if they ever found that fucker. 79, what are you on, and where can I get some?

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A lot of people don't, but everyone SHOULD wear a helmet when they ride a bicycle. This FML is case in point. If OP had hit his head when he got run over, he probably wouldn't be able to function well enough to even write this FML if he managed to survive. One of my greatest fears is suffering brain damage and living the rest of my life as a half-wit, so I always wear my helmet when I ride my bike, even though it looks goofy. I'd rather LOOK goofy than BE goofy.

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I see kids around here all the time with helmets. Hung off the handlebars while they ride their bikes. I don't get it. They'd rather be inconvenienced by the helmet in the way than lock it on their heads and ruin their hair or get teased by their friends, I guess. Seriously. It makes no sense to me.

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No, he didn't, but he COULD have. Who's to say he won't hit his head the next time some asshat decides to run a red light? I hope this is a wake up call for OP.

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36 AGREE. lots of people think that "oh well I'm an adult, I shouldn't have to wear a helmet" when brain damage can happen to anyone in a biking or skateboarding etc accident. a lot of adults have actually ended up having to have an assistant take care often because they did wear a helmet. I'd rather look stupid than have an assistant take care of me

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They recently, about a year ago or so, got rid of the mandatory helmet laws for motorcycle riders in Michigan... Saw a lot of riders without them in Ohio too. Are people really that stupid!? When I ride, I'm wearing jeans and a leather jacket and a helmet, no matter how hot it is! I have no desire to see my bones poking through my skin.

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Also, "a lot" is two words, and "bikes" should not have apostrophe when pluralized. I'm probably going to get thumbed down for these comments, but I have OCD and it really irritates me when people make such simple mistakes.

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Actually, no. Helmets discourage people from riding bicycles, and the #1 thing you can do to increase bicycle safety is to increase the number of bicycles on the road so the BDCs (Brain Dead Cagers) get used to seeing us. Studies have also been done that show that car drivers leave less room for helmeted bicyclists than for unhelmeted ones. In the 1990s Australia passed a mandatory bicycle-helmet law for adults. After the law was implemented, so many adults stopped doing recreational and transportation bicycling, and didn't replace it with other forms of exercise, that it was a net lose from a public health perspective when you consider the morbidity and mortality from people who don't exercise.

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#99 I totally agree! As an adult you should have the right to choose. I don't wear a helmet but I stay away from traffic and stick to bike trails. Children should have to wear helmets though and motorcyclist because there is a much higher risk of being injured not only are you going high speeds so is everyone else.

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I'm ok with adults having the right to opt out of wearing a helmet. So long as I have the right to opt out of paying taxes to support their medical treatment for head injuries that occur. If you deliberately put yourself at risk when the data clearly shows that helmets reduce head injuries, then you shouldn't expect other people to pay your medical bills. In places like Canada with socialized medicine at least.

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Of course he was rolling through the intersection, he's on a bike.. How else is he going to get through it? And he most likely did have the green light since he clearly says that the guy in the truck ran his red light and hit him...

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Bikes also have to follow the same laws. The wording makes it sound more like the vehicle ran a yellow while the bike was "rolling through" a red in anticipation of a green. One doesn't "roll through" when they have a green light. They simply proceed through the intersection. Either way, no helmet = YD getting the hat stolen. At least around here, OP would get a citation - and OP is lucky to not be dead.

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