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View Poll Results: Do you wear a helmet?
Sometimes 7 15.56%
All the time 30 66.67%
Never 8 17.78%
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post #81 of 84 Old 03-09-2008, 09:40 PM
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Yea, I mean, who's going to enforce it? The cops?

I can see it now...

- "Oh look the cops are coming down the driveway onto our private property without a warrant."

-"Put a helmet on quick."
Right. Besides.... it's my head, not the government's.
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post #82 of 84 Old 03-11-2008, 04:50 PM
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Yes, barn owners often post disclaimers releasing all liability for injuries.

In Virginia, it basically works like this: You have the right to get your head bashed in, but you don't have the right to sue someone else about it. Swim at your own risk.
that's part of what it's like here you can't sue anyone but if you board your horse and the owner says you should wear a helmet and you don't the owner has the right to remove you from their property and or you can get a fine when a liability poster is posted.

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post #83 of 84 Old 03-11-2008, 05:26 PM
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Yes, barn owners often post disclaimers releasing all liability for injuries.

In Virginia, it basically works like this: You have the right to get your head bashed in, but you don't have the right to sue someone else about it. Swim at your own risk.
that's part of what it's like here you can't sue anyone but if you board your horse and the owner says you should wear a helmet and you don't the owner has the right to remove you from their property and or you can get a fine when a liability poster is posted.
I'm glad I don't live there then.
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post #84 of 84 Old 03-12-2008, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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You should have a right not to wear a helmet. <---- that's my view plain and simple.
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