Motorcycle deaths drop, but overall trend is worrisome
Advocates worry the drop doesn't signal a lasting improvement in safety
We take issue with any Motorcycle statistics that refer to percentages. As Artie H., who did the math demonstrates,
This writers contention is and remains, they have no freaking clue how many motorcycles or motorcyclists are using the roads. Therefor there is no way they can count anything!Couple of Important notables:Motorcycle deaths dropped 2 percent in the first nine months of last year,then later:The number of motorcyclists wearing federally-approved, impact-absorbing helmets dropped 13 percent in the first nine months of 2010. At the same time, motorcyclists wearing so called "novelty" helmets — which are lightweight and offer little protection — rose 9 percent.and next:A helmet that meets federal standards reduces the wearer's chances of being killed in an accident by about 40 percent (apparently NOT!!!)Did I miss something? LOL!!!Looks to me like there is a lot less helmet use but still a drop in fatalities, so how can they make the last statement and correlate the data with it?Of course we both know that the only thing a helmet does when that 8000 lb. SUV runs over you is leave a decent corpse for the open-casket.
Example, I personally own 5 helmets (and two MC's). One I accidentally burnt up and the other I accidentally split when I accidentally busted my head head on a car bumper that a deer accidentally jumped out in front of (this is a chain of events we do not recommend, unless you like Locust noises in your head).