I said that in sheer numbers, more people are hurt from car accidents than motorcycle accidents. Why? Because there are simply a lot more cars on the road and people in cars than there are motorcycles. Motorcycles can only hold 1-2 people, most cars hold at least 4-5, some more. Even trucks can hold at least 2-3 people. But many motorcycle accidents/injuries/deaths are due to other causes as well, such as speeding and/or not wearing a helmet, or worse driving while intoxicated.
What The Latest NHTSA Fatality Stats Reveal About Motorcycle Safety
Motorcycle Accident Statistics and Possible Causes - MotorcycleAccident.org
Don't worry. I support stricter motorcycle safety laws as well though, including mandatory helmet use for all riders.
Now, I don't have an issue really with seatbelt laws as they are now. (I think NH should at least have a law about it, but eh) I only argue that it is not a violation of anyone's freedom to have seatbelt laws even that cover adults. It saves lives. And possibly even some mental anguish.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
On a related note, I do not support helmet laws for adults. It's your noggin so if you want to nominate yourself for a Darwin award by smashing it against the pavement, be my guest.
Last edited by Jerry; 02-02-14 at 12:59 PM.