Comparing Motorcycles to Airplanes

Rowland Nethaway writes an opinion in the Waco Tribune-Herald about the bikers wanting to change the helmet law in Texas . His solution ...

Rowland Nethaway writes an opinion in the Waco Tribune-Herald about the bikers wanting to change the helmet law in Texas.

His solution is to limit the number of people who ride motorcycles by making it harder to get motorcycle licenses (endorsements):
"A way to improve safety and still allow adults the freedom to risk their bodies would be to require that riders pass a thorough motorcycle training course before qualifying to take a comprehensive riding examination for a license. The state would conduct written and riding tests and approve the private riding schools."

"We don't hand out pilot's licenses like bingo cards. Neither should we do so for motorcyclists and drivers."
Actually, why not make it easier to give out pilot's licenses? I mean pilots are always telling us that we're more likely to die in a car accident than in a plane crash. So maybe if everyone flew airplanes we'd save more lives!

Seriously now. There isn't any clinical evidence that motorcycle safety classes actually reduces accidents and injuries. As I've stated many times before, there are more people getting hurt in car crashes than in motorcycle crashes. Why isn't there a greater emphasis on making cagers wear head and neck gear?

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