Use to live in Florida... sandy roads have nothing to do with it.Supprised to see that Ga. with all the sport bikes and mountains in the northern part of the state, have less fatalities than Fla., which is mostly flat country. (Probably due to the sandy roads and lack of helmet laws, combined with gawking tourist)
Your conclusion is incorrect, you were joking Im sure. I did not see where anything in the report said that if you wear a helmet you will die at a rate of 67 out of 100 if involved in an accident! Maybe you were kidding! Im sure you dont think that because someone dies in a crash with a helmet strapped on, he would have lived if he didnt have on one? It just meant that what killed him was so great a blow to the head or elsewhere that it didnt matter that he was wearing a helmet. You cant expect a helmet to magically develop an aura of safety around your entire body when you put it on. They dont work like that, if you hit another car coming at you and both of you are doing 70MPH, guess what that helmet isnt going to save your life. But if you hit a car in front of you that stopped and you are going 20 MPH, Id lots rather have my modular helmet stapped on tight with the chin guard down! Now.... I think helmet laws should not exist, I dont like the government telling me that I have to protect my life, I think each person should decide how safe they want to be, its your life to live or die.What I thought was interesting was that you have a 67% chance of dying on a motorcycle if involved in an accident with a helmt compared to the 33% who would have been saved if wearing helmet and if in an accident. So if you wear a helmet you will die at a rate of 67 out of 100 if involved in an accident. Amazing what you can do with data
I was joking but if you use their data, they stated of those who where killed in a motorcycle accident, and if they where wearing helmets, then 33 % would have been saved. If their assumption is correct, then out of the 100 wearing helmets, 67 would have died. This is not really a good way to promote wearing a helmet, which I do everytime I get on my wing. What I took from the article was if you wear a helmet and involved in an accident, you have 67% chance of dying and only 33% chance of living. I do not think you can make the calls this article makes, my numbers make as much sense as theirs.I just reread your post and the last sentence explains it, sorry. Nevermind.