New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

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Re: New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

Postby m@ » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:03 pm

sogood wrote:Time to integrate some of the above posts in THAT MHL thread...

[mod] Agreed; the discussion is starting to veer away from these specific exemptions and into general debate of the mandatory helmet laws - this discussion is fine, but needs to take place in the Mandatory Helmet Laws & stuff thread.[/mod]
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Re: New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

Postby Shpox » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:52 pm

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Re: New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:55 pm

Wife I didn't wear helmets today on our 15klm coast ride.
Wore baseball caps.
We're baseballist religion.
Passed cops, they didn't bother but I suspect most won't.
Just the odd mongrel cop.
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Re: New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

Postby ironhanglider » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:23 pm

wurtulla wabbit wrote:Wife I didn't wear helmets today on our 15klm coast ride.
Wore baseball caps.
We're baseballist religion.
Passed cops, they didn't bother but I suspect most won't.
Just the odd mongrel cop.


That's odd, I had you down for a Pastafarian :) . (No disrespect intended for your wife, I wish I could convince mine to ride)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8635624/Pastafarian-wins-religious-freedom-right-to-wear-pasta-strainer-for-driving-licence.html

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Re: New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

Postby netoit » Fri May 03, 2013 5:01 pm

Has anyone seen this TED talk on helmets?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07o-TASvIxY

I really feel that if you are just commuting or going out for a slow cruse there is no need for a helmet.
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Re: New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

Postby The zob » Mon May 06, 2013 4:35 pm

Xplora wrote: Australia is not a country built around discriminatory laws.


See...there's your basic problem. Australia is built around discriminatory laws.......if you're not a white Christian, anyway :wink:

That may be an argument for another thread, or indeed forum looking around here. Which is unfortunate, because you can't realistically discuss this topic without touching on basic religous and discrimination issues.
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Re: New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

Postby Shpox » Tue May 07, 2013 11:37 am

Well if we are going to pick sentences apart...

human909 wrote:But not wearing a helmet isn't any less responsible.


That's like saying entering a war situation without body armour isn't any less responsbile.

human909"No. Just some of us don't want to wear helmets.[/quote]
Then don't. This isn't a facist regime. If you feel so passionataly about such edifices, I doubt that legislation is going to stop you.

[quote="human909 wrote:
Is it? I've never hit my head/helmet when I've fallen. Stop speaking in absolutes.

The irony here is that you're subjectively talking in absolutes. You clearly know the function of a helmet (I hope).

human909 wrote:And taking responsibility has nothing to do with helmet wearing.

I'm not even going to bother with this one.

You're entitled to your own opinions but don't feel that my points are an attack against yours. These are contrasting viewpoints of what should inform a healthy discussion. I just suggest you exercise logic and rationalism against impotence.
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Re: New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

Postby human909 » Tue May 07, 2013 1:14 pm

Sorry. :oops:
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Re: New helmet law exemptions announced for Qld

Postby Mulger bill » Tue May 07, 2013 8:04 pm

This is NOT the MHL thread, this is a thread discussing one specific, state based issue relating to hemlets.

Get it right people or moan about the consequences and what a bad mod I am in an email to admin. I'm tired of these games.

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