Its a new year may 2015 be the year we RIDETOPLESS!

The head trauma people would have the Massachusetts legislature believe that motorcyclists' are totally responsible for every penny that is spent on head trauma in Massachusetts. 
False arguments seem to be their only weapon. The truth is 6% of the cost of head trauma nationally are motorcycle riders but the real kicker here is that the CDC states on their website that car drivers are 14% of the total cost of head trauma injuries. The Massachusetts legislature is acting on bad information given by a good organization. The false argument that motorcyclists are a burden on the state with head trauma cost is the proof that they will lie to get what they want from the legislature. Car drivers cost the state of Massachusetts more than twice the cost of motorcycle operators. The head trauma lobbying body uses the social burden argument but does not tell the whole truth. The legislature is playing their fool, the head trauma lobbying body must get a huge laugh each time a helmet bill is killed. I ask the head trauma lobbying body to tell the legislature the truth,the truth being that automobile and truck crashes produce twice the cost of head trauma to the state of Massachusetts. 

A friend turned me onto this statement made by Martin Luther King in his "letter from a birmingham jail" these words ring true to Massachusetts antiquated helmet law injustice toward motorcycle riders.

 Let us consider a more concrete example of just and unjust laws. An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself. This is difference made legal. By the same token, a just law is a code that a majority compels a minority to follow and that it is willing to follow itself.

This is the problem with helmet laws in general most states use the argument that head trauma injuries cost money,but the Massachusetts legislature refuse to see or just doesn't care that car drivers are twice the cost of the people they force mandatory helmets on. They would never put helmets on the auto driving public who actually cost twice as much as motorcycle riders in head trauma because they would never get elected again. So they force helmets on the minority and there lack of knowledge shows when they keep an unjust law on the books.

To the Massachusetts Legislature
The Massachusetts legislature seems to forget that freedoms fought for and earned by the veterans of this great nation. You would have us believe that our right to choice is yours to give and take. You feel you can take away our right to decide to wear a helmet or not. You must think that freedom is a small thing to give up.

Tell that to a veteran. Tell that to mother, father, son, daughter, brother, or sister of a serviceman who gave his or her life to protect those little freedoms.

You have to uphold all freedoms and rights to do these men and women justice. Just because you feel this right or freedom of choice is a small sacrifice for safety. These men and women made the ultimate sacrifice and you do them an injustice by taking away a freedom from a portion of society you assume needs to be protected. Freedom is something to be coveted not traded in the back rooms of the statehouse. Your lack of knowledge in motorcycle safety and your reliance on those who feel freedoms can and should be taken away does these fine women and men dishonor.  You should be ashamed of yourself, please stay home on memorial day no one wants to see freedom stealing legislators while I honor my fallen loved one. You should be ashamed of yourselves, I know I am ashamed to know you will not stand and do the brave thing and restore freedom to the Massachusetts motorcycle rider.

This letter is in loving memory of a fallen marine who loved riding his bike but hated wearing a forced safety device that does not work.

Now knowing the Department of transportation standard is a scientific standard that can't be performed by the rider or the roadside police officer.
How would the State of Massachusetts like us to ensure that it meets those standards by just seeing that it has a DOT Sticker on it?  That doesn't give me confidence at all that a helmet is safe to wear,I feel that the state should keep a list of all helmets currently available for purchase and which ones pass the standard,and if the state can't keep that list current and up to the minute;then they have no right to force me to wear an alleged safety device.
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