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OK. I'm from Louisiana I meet the Texas requirements to ride without a helmet for age and insurance, but is it legal for me to ride without a helmet.

Someone said I need to have a "no helmet" sticker???

I am at College Station for the week and I rode in. One of my co-works showed up and the local car rental place is "out of cars." I am wondering if we can ride around legally without helmets... or will I get a ticket if he isn't wearing one?

Thanks... Ken
 

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You are suppose to have a sticker and have had a motorcycle safety course. The sticker says you had the safety course and paid the $5.00 for the sticker.
Ride to Carlos,Tx while you are close.
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I haven't seen one of the stickers on a bike in years or heard of a helmetless rider being arrested for not having a sticker.
 

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I've never heard of anyone getting a ticket for not wearing helmet in Texas.

Me either, but I wouldn't ride without a helmet. I have a friend who's a doctor. He calls anyone who rides without a helmet an organ donor. If you do ride without a helmet you will need a sticker....it says "stupid" on it. :lol:
 

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Me either, but I wouldn't ride without a helmet. I have a friend who's a doctor. He calls anyone who rides without a helmet an organ donor. If you do ride without a helmet you will need a sticker....it says "stupid" on it. :lol:
I couldn't have said it any better!
 

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Thanks guys for the answers.

To the opinions: I hope it brings you happiness when someone gets my liquor filled organs that I donated while doing 100mph down Texas Ave with a half naked co-ed in my lap and my helmetless buddy on the back. I got a feeling I'll enjoy my way out of this place more than you... but you'll be right and that's all that counts. Watch for me on the morning news I'm going big!

To Northgate...
 

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As an LEO, I can tell you that the sticker is NOT required. It is only a visual cue to an officer that you've shown proof (at the time the sticker was issued) that you've completed the course or carry the required amount of health insurance. Otherwise, make sure you carry your medical insurance card with you as proof that you meet requirement #2.
 

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sound s like it woulod just be easier to wear a helmet .. I would any way ..
 

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Thanks guys for the answers.

To the opinions: I hope it brings you happiness when someone gets my liquor filled organs that I donated while doing 100mph down Texas Ave with a half naked co-ed in my lap and my helmetless buddy on the back. I got a feeling I'll enjoy my way out of this place more than you... but you'll be right and that's all that counts. Watch for me on the morning news I'm going big!

To Northgate...
You are also going stupid, but it is your choice. You can't fix stupid.
 

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You are suppose to have a sticker and have had a motorcycle safety course. The sticker says you had the safety course and paid the $5.00 for the sticker.
Ride to Carlos,Tx while you are close.
DADwood
Wrong the $5 sticker is optional. Just a way for the state to screw you out of $$$. You are suppose to have the sticker OR the MSC card OR proof of $$$$life insuramce.

I always wear a helmet and support a national mandatory helmet law but think the majority of helmetless riders in Texas do not comply with current law.

I know of no examples where anyone was ticketed for no helmet over the age of 18
 

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You can't fix stupid.

Cover just the parts you want to keep.
 

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Helmet law

Typically I lurk here as I do several GW boards. But this is one of my favorite subjects. I too prefer to ride without a helmet but am always amazed at the atgatt people and their attitude. If you like your helmet, by all means wear it.:lol: My choice is to experience everything about the ride, if I wanted to be closed in I have a nice truck to drive. Twice I have gone down and neither time was a helmet on my head nor was I hurt. A friend of mine, a retired LEO, was trying to convince me that a helmet could (not necessarily would) prevent me from becoming a vegetable if I crashed. Now, this shows the knowledge level of a lot of pro helmet people. Vegetation caused by head trauma is due to the brain bouncing around INSIDE the skull. I don't know anyone who wears their helmet inside their skull!!! I personally think it should be my choice; I have good insurance and am definitely a donor, which I think everyone should be. I am much more afraid of dying while sitting in my cubicle at work from stress than I am from something happening while riding. I also believe that when my number is pulled from the big hat, it doesn't matter how much gear I have on, I'm toast. So flame on if you must, it won't change my mind anymore than this changed yours ;). But what I really am interested in knowing, is how much chance of changing someones mind about this do people think when they stoop to calling names and insinuating low iq? Trust me, you have no name that I have not been called worse, and I am more than willing to compare IQ levels as I earned my way through college I am sure I am at of least average intelligence. Riding without a helmet is an informed choice for me, did I forget to mention I turned in a 200 page report on the pros/cons of helmet use in college? Again, flame on if you must, but remember it shows more about you than you may want us to know.;)
 

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We have a rider about every two weeks who dies on a bike in Houston. There is one common thread for most. No helmet. So I am glad you have been down and have not been killed. I hope your luck holds up.

Let's do a simple test. Take a 20 oz hammer lift it three feet in the air and drop it on your head. You may not die but your skull will be crushed. Now do the same test with a helmet on. You will scratch and possibly dent the helmet. There is a reason car racers, bike racers wear helmets. You can't fix stupid. But that's your choice and your loved ones may have to live with it.
 

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We have a rider about every two weeks who dies on a bike in Houston. There is one common thread for most. No helmet. So I am glad you have been down and have not been killed. I hope your luck holds up.

Let's do a simple test. Take a 20 oz hammer lift it three feet in the air and drop it own your head. You may not die but your skull will be crushed. Now do the same test with a helmet on. You will scratch and possibly dent the helmet. There is a reason car racers, bike racers wear helmets. You can't fix stupid. But that's your choice and your loved ones may have to live with it.
So how many of these riders can you prove would have lived had they had a helmet on? Hopefully no hammers will hit me riding down the road, but if it is to be?!?!? And yes, racers do wear helmets, Earnhardt still died as do many others. So that is not a good argument. But I still ask why must you refer to me as stupid just because I do not agree with your belief? There is no doubt that helmets will protect from some injuries, I do not discount that. But I am willing to take that risk, it is no different than eating fatty foods or smoking, they both also can kill but most people do them anyway. As for my loved ones, while we all know they would mourn my loss (at least most of them:shock:) they would all know that I died doing something that I loved. Of course it helps when all of the motorcyclists in my family feel the same way about helmets, even my 70 yr old dad !!!
 

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So how many of these riders can you prove would have lived had they had a helmet on? Hopefully no hammers will hit me riding down the road, but if it is to be?!?!? And yes, racers do wear helmets, Earnhardt still died as do many others. So that is not a good argument. But I still ask why must you refer to me as stupid just because I do not agree with your belief? There is no doubt that helmets will protect from some injuries, I do not discount that. But I am willing to take that risk, it is no different than eating fatty foods or smoking, they both also can kill but most people do them anyway. As for my loved ones, while we all know they would mourn my loss (at least most of them:shock:) they would all know that I died doing something that I loved. Of course it helps when all of the motorcyclists in my family feel the same way about helmets, even my 70 yr old dad !!!
The hammer respresents your skull slamming on the pavement at 30mph. It is a good argument I have raced and have been down many times, I wouldn't be caught dead without a helmet.

Your Earnnhardt example is poor. Earnhardt died of head injuries, "particularly to the base of the skull. He was unconscious and unresponsive from the time of the first paramedics' arrival. He was not breathing and had no palpable pulse and remained that way throughout."Actually he died from his head snapping back not from the protection the helmet offered. And they have made a device to help prevent this head snapping back.Thousands of racers are alive today because of their helmets. When talking about helmets; Food arguments are weak. I feel sorry for you and hope you don't go down.

The helmet issue is one of the hottest topics and I realize it is your choice by law. I wish is was not.
 

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The helmet issue is one of the hottest topics and I realize it is your choice by law. I wish is was not.
Actually all arguments are weak as this is much more an emotional issue. But again, you feel that your decision is so correct that you would like to control me :bow: . WHY??? If I wear or do not wear a helmet has absolutely no effect on your life. As far as helmets saving racers, not driving fast (racing) in groups would save every one of them, so why don't we outlaw racing :confused:.
 
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