A 55 year old New York man has died from injuries to his head while riding his motorcycle without a helmet. What’s worse, is that he was riding to protest the state’s helmet laws imposed on motorcyclists.
Philip Contos’ head hit the pavement after he locked up his tires on his Harley Davidson and went flying over the handlebars. He was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead shortly after.
The New York state police say that Philip would have survived the crash if he had been wearing a helmet.
So what’s the right move here? Should bikers be alloud to be stupid and ride without a helmet?
I’ve riden motorcycles for years now, and I’ll admit, riding without a helmet is definitely a more amazing experience… but is it worth the risk? And should the government be telling bikers what to do when it comes to their own safety?
In my opinion a helmet on a motorbike is just like a seatbelt in a car. If you’re going to ride, you need to wear one. Period.