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Every Time I go Quading I see people not wearing helmets. What the frig is up with that? Does government have to make it law for people to wear them? When are people going to learn that a helmet is just as important as fuel and oil?

 

On May long weekend I guy I work, his with son was riding with friends near rocky. His buddy was doubling his 9 yr old daughter. During the ride the guys quad flipped and went over a small cliff. The 9 yr old was thrown but the driver hit the ground and then was hit in the head by the falling quad. He had to be lifted back to Edmonton by S.T.A.R.S. . He is still in critical condition and will need complete facial reconstruction. Luckily the daughter was thrown clear and landed with nothing but a few cuts and bruises.

 

Last weekend one of the guys I rode in to the lake with gave me a hard time about wearing a helmet. later in the trip he rolled his quad. Smaking his head in the mud and water then had the quad roll over him. Luckly he was ok.

 

Its incidents like this that happen every week, most likely more than once.

 

My beef here is... Why do we as tax payers have to pay for these riders who wont take the least bit of responsibilty in protecting themselves. And when they get hurt we have to pay for their way. Medial bills, Disability, ect. Its a strain on Society. Not to mention the strain on family and friends.

 

Should the companies who sell Quads be responsible to include a helmet when selling a machine? I dont think so, There's is no guarantee that the rider will wear it. If you can't afford a helmet afford spending $11000,00 + on your 800 cc quad.... maybe you just should not buy the quad.

 

Also, If your not wearing a helmet, by my opinion, you should have to pay your own medical expenses...

 

I guess what I'm getting at is people should use their heads...and protect their heads. It is the most unlikely places to get hurt that most people get hurt. Why? Because thats where most people forget to use there brains.

 

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I see the connection:

 

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By reading flywings post I think he missed understood my mesage I intended from my above message.

 

All I'm saying is that If your gonna ride a quad, do so safely. Even if your riding on flat ground, loading your quad, or doing 80k through the trees...

 

simply put "WEAR A HELMET!!!"

 

And yes especially while loading/unloading your quad. I heard of a 12 year old loading his quad up. They never secured the ramps. The ramps slid out causing the quad to flip backwards on to the boy. He is now paralized.... What a way to ruin your weekend and the rest of your life. I dont know if a helmet would have saved him.... but could it have?

 

later

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Wearing a Helmet is Important, you wouldn't believe how many accidents happen in my area every single May Long weekend, The approx. people that come up here(the sandhills) is about 2000-3000 people for just may long weekend, and after every may long, the bloody place is in shambles :angry:

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Hi all,

As a motorcycle rider the question is not if I wear a helmet but how much will I spend on a helmet. How much is your head worth to you?

 

I value my brain, it helps me think, eat, sleep, work etc etc... When you think about it you can't live very well with out your head.

 

The choice is easy. Buy a helmet and wear it.

 

My two cents worth.

 

JRR :D

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