I'm a little skeptical about the safety issue thing as riding a motorcycle puts a person at increase risks for getting into a serious accident:
According to the U.S. Department of Transportationís National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars. Motorcycle Accident Statistics and Possible Causes - MotorcycleAccident.org
So, basically, if it was just a safety issue, motorcycles would be out lawed. So, rather than out lawing motorcycles, people should be educated on the risks and let them decide. Same goes with seat belts for adults. Maine has one of the most expensive/severe consequences for not wearing seat belts (third offense costs as much as $300.00) yet, they wear their seat belts less than some states like Nevada that have more lenient secondary laws. What should they do next? Jail time?
Besides, I believe things like cell phones are more dangerous to other people than a person choosing not to wear their seat belt. Just the facts.