By faglypoog - 23/12/2016 02:31
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Whether you deserve it or if this is merely an FML depends upon whether you mean a motorbike or a bicycle.
Not really. I think it'd be more of a YDI because it's been common knowledge that the drones have been malfunctioning and exploding. Drones and hoverboards have been having issues and exploding or catching fire since their release so, if you're going to get one, do your research and make sure it's safe first.
You deserve it. The helmet is there to reduce the risk of life altering head injury. The law is there simply to enforce basic common sense, it shouldn't even need to exist, just like the seat-belt law.
how do you deserve it? as a fire fighter, and someone who wears a seatbelt I believe in a truly free country it should by your choice to wear a helmet and/or seatbelt. That is once you're 18 and a legal adult. if you're to stupid to know its safer to wear a seatbelt then maybe its not a bad idea if you dont... In the end its you're life and there are aspects of it others shouldn't control. Its one thing I like about Montana a cop cannot pull you over simply for not wearing a seatbelt, they have to have another reason and there are no helmet laws unless you're under 18 and that's only for motorcycles.
Didn't realize that was a thing, to be pulled over on a bike for not having a helmet. Maybe it depends on location.
Damn op, sorry to hear that. But I guess it depends on it being a bike or motorcycle if ydi or not. Either way, sorry about your drone
I don't know why it would make a difference if OP was on a bike or motorbike. If the law where OP lives requires a helmet (for a bike or motorbike), then OP should have worn a helmet and OP received the ticket for breaking the law. It's not that I think OP deserved it, or that I have any opinion about helmet laws, I'm just wondering why it would matter what OP was riding.
I think it sucks OP got a ticket. You'd think with the extenuating circumstances, the cop would let it slide with a warning. But two people now have said it's a YDI based on if it was a bike or motorcycle, and I don't see why that would make a difference in deciding YDI.
I really don't see why it's a law to have to wear a helmet at all. Why does any government feel it has the right to enforce a law that is for someone's personal safety. I think any grown up knows the risks and should be able to take them if they want.
I'd guess insurance companies and accidents and such... someone may get sued for accidentally hitting someone with their car and the rider would have more physical harm, strengthening their case. Also, it's similar to wearing a seat belt. I guess in this case the law is literally protecting you...