Driving or riding anything without proper safety devices being used is probably by far one of the most stupid things that anyone could ever do. If you get hurt, or die from not using them when they are there, well then i think that you deserve whatever injury you wind up with. They are there for a reason, and PROVEN to work and help you LIVE... what possible thought process can make you NOT want to use them at ALL times?
Indian Larry was travelling at like less than 5-10mph or something when he fell and smacked his head on the ground because he was tempting fate with no helmet on. Yes, he did blatantly accept his fate if he were to fall, and that is well documented... and IMHO, stupid. But whatever... if he had been wearing a simple "brain bucket" (which, by the way, no one would have thought him to be a coward for wearing), he'd still be alive... hell, people would have PRAISED him more i'm sure if he had taken the spill and lived because of a helmet... no one would of thought it was dumb to wear the helmet then... :lol:
I've been in car accidents that were VERY painful at less than 15mph. Heck, my GF just got rearended in her car yesterday morning, and the guy was going less than 5mph, and she had to go to the ER for back and neck trauma. The dude who hit her apparently had a nice big red mark on his forehead, and a VERY stiff neck issue from his head smacking the steering wheel because he wasn't wearing a belt. Hit it just right, and that could have been WAY worse (like "broken neck" worse). But if he was wearing a belt, he wouldn't have looked like he just got whooped with a dildo across the face...
Anyway, no need to beat a dead horse here i guess, but really... do you honestly think that its cooler to not wear a belt or helmet?
I guess i'm just weird, but I cannot comfortably sit in a car without wearing a seatbelt... even when i'm just sitting there parked. Dunno why, but i guess i've just trained myself to be like that. Yes, even while parked in front of a someplace waiting for someone, i'll wear the belt... its a habit. I have the same issue with motorcycles or my Race Kart... i HAVE to have the helmet, and on the Kart, i have to have the helmet and neck guard, or i just feel WAY out of place.
I guess it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round i suppose, but negligence is something that really annoys me :evil: