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jendf
07-03-2011, 02:11 PM
Parish man, protesting motorcycle helmet laws, dies from head injury, troopers say (http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/parish_man_protesting_motorcyc.html)

Town of Onondaga, NY A Parish man who was participating in a motorcycle helmet protest ride was killed this afternoon when he went over the handlebars of his motorcycle and injured his head on the pavement, state police said.

Philip A. Contos, 55, of 45 East St., Parish, was not wearing a helmet while driving a 1983 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Route 11 in Onondaga with a large group of other motorcyclists, troopers said.

About 1:30 p.m., troopers said, Contos hit his brakes, the motorcycle fishtailed and went out of control and Contos went over the handlebars.

Contos was taken to Upstate University Hospital where he was pronounced dead, troopers said.

Evidence at the scene and information from the attending physician indicate Contos would have survived if he had been wearing a Department of Transportation approved helmet, troopers said.

The protest in which Contos was riding was organized by American Bikers Aimed Towards Education, Trooper Jack Keller said.

Zathras
07-03-2011, 02:42 PM
Darwin Award winner if I've ever seen one.

djones520
07-03-2011, 03:41 PM
Is it bad I laughed?

noonwitch
07-07-2011, 08:53 AM
If I am required by law to wear a seatbelt while riding or driving in a car, all people driving or riding motorcycles should have to wear helmets while using public roads.

fettpett
07-07-2011, 09:05 AM
here in MI they are working on a law that allows for motorcyclist to have the choice...if they do, they have to get $20,000 medical insurance policy

http://www.clutchandchrome.com/news/news/michigan-helmet-law-plans-road-trip

noonwitch
07-07-2011, 11:40 AM
here in MI they are working on a law that allows for motorcyclist to have the choice...if they do, they have to get $20,000 medical insurance policy

http://www.clutchandchrome.com/news/news/michigan-helmet-law-plans-road-trip



It's good to know that our legislature has such important things to address.

lacarnut
07-07-2011, 12:21 PM
You can not say he did do it his way.:(

fettpett
07-07-2011, 01:36 PM
It's good to know that our legislature has such important things to address.

Synder you could say has gotten more done in 6 months to fix Jennifers fuck ups than she did in her whole 8 years of fucking up the state

noonwitch
07-07-2011, 03:59 PM
Synder you could say has gotten more done in 6 months to fix Jennifers fuck ups than she did in her whole 8 years of fucking up the state


I'm not criticizing Snyder. Just the Michigan legislature.