In an ironic twist of fate, Philip A. Contos, 55, has tragically died after being involved in a motorcycle accident while not wearing a helmet. The ironic part is that Contos was actually participating in a ride hosted by ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Towards Education) that protested the helmet law. During the ride, Contos lost control of his cycle and hit his head on the pavement. He was taken to a local hospital before being pronounced dead. Police said that if he was wearing a helmet, the incident wouldn’t have been fatal.

Every year around 50,000 people are injured in motorcycle collisions and accidents in the United States. The most deadly injuries are head and chest injuries. These staggering statistics may persuade some to want to wear a helmet, but others feel it should be the biker’s decision whether or not to wear protective gear. The law disagrees. Bottomline: It’s better to be safe than sorry.

What do you guys think? Is Big Brother trying to control our freedom of choice or are they just looking out for the general population? Hit us up in the comments section below.


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  (291) posted on 07.12.2011

The rate of road incident was due to driver’s fault and the main reason would be is their stubbornness! Agreed. That its for them to choose to ear a helmet or not but be sure that they have an insurance!

  (392) posted on 07.12.2011

Law was made to protect the people and not to harm them. Well, I feel sorry for those freaky drivers that can’t understand the word SAFETY! I don’t think that they still enjoy driving without helmet after suffering from a head trauma.

  (1) posted on 07.9.2011

Tragic. I agree with those who wish to ride without helmet, but I think they should have proof of medical insurance, including long term care insurance to pay for someone to change their diaper after a catastrophic head injury leaves them vegetative.

  (142) posted on 07.8.2011

Sadly that happens. But, As long as the riders are not harming anyone else, i think they should let them choose.

  (25) posted on 07.6.2011

Sad story. Everyone should wear a helmet, all the time.

  (419) posted on 07.6.2011

Well, this one is certainly too bad. And it is indeed ironic that the thing he was protesting against could have been the one that would have saved his life. Sometimes you really need to have common sense on this.

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