A man riding on a motorcycle was not wearing a helmet because he was part of a protest against mandatory helmet laws. He was in a minor accident, fell off his motorcycle and was killed with a head wound. In
While I think wearing a helmet is an excellent idea when riding a bicycle or motorcycle and especially for children, I am not all that convinced that is should be a legal requirement for adults. As grown-ups we voluntarily participate in many dangerous activities. Just driving around even in a car or big SUV is inherently dangerous. I am not sure that enough people are saved by motorcycle helmets every year to make it into a law. At the very least they should have a few roads you can drive on that are helmet free zones, maybe winding mountain roads where you will be killed even with the helmet when you drive off a cliff.
As officers we are sworn to uphold the law. That means we are expect to enforce the laws without our personal regard for the necessity of the law. Part of being a professional is performing our tasks in a dispassionate manner. We can enjoy our jobs, we can love our jobs, but we have to do our job, even the parts we are not so enthusiastic about; that’s what the SG T Says.