Nice Set of Wheels But No Helmets

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedJuly 12, 2009
TakenJuly 11, 2009
MakeEastman Kodak Company
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/5.5999999046326
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.3000001907349 mm
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My husband stopped to get some gas for our car and when he went into the store to pay the bill I shot this picture through the front window of our car. I could not help but notice these riders were not wearing helmets for their heads but they all had expensive motorcycles..
Each to their own I guess but one blow to the head from falling off these cycles and they could be dead or brain dead.

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  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (11 Jul 2009):

    Terrific shot and entry Andrea! I totally agree with you about the helmets!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Jul 2009):

    Great entry!! I too agree about the helmet situation!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Jul 2009):

    I like this photo also and I too agree about the helmets. We motorcycled for years and ALWAYS wore a helmet!


    JOE FAILK said (11 Jul 2009):

    Driving without a helmet is very foolish. I had a bike for 8 years and road almost every day all year around. After a few very close calls, three accidents,non of which were my fault, and a friend with a plastic leg after getting hit by a car I gave it up. In fact I know of no long time and frequent bike riders that have not been in at least one accident and hospitalized. They feel it's a free country and their right to act foolishly. I agree with them. By the way I always had a helmet on, the best I could afford. In one of my accidents a car ran a traffic light. I struck the car and put my head throught the windshield, bounced off, and hit the ground. I was hospitalized 7 days. My helmet may have saved my life.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (11 Jul 2009):

    I have lost many friends to motorcycle wrecks. Most of them were not at fault. A great shot for this theme! I do wish they would wear the helmets too.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (11 Jul 2009):

    Thank you everyone for your comments and interesting stories which stress the importance of wearing a helmet.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Super entry and shot, In the current economic climate maybe they cannot afford the helmets haha, on a more serious note they are extremely foolish and is it not against the law?

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Certainly economically foolish!! Great capture.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (13 Jul 2009):

    Excellent observation. The driver of a car can be cited for not wearing a seatbelt, but a motorcycle rider needs no belt or helmet. There is a real gap in the logic. Nice shot.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (13 Jul 2009):

    Everyone has made all valid points! A photo is supposed to make us think and your certainly did that.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (13 Jul 2009):

    This says a lot of words and your caption emphazises it more. Here in California, it is a law to wear helment, even on bicycle. Helmet saves life and people riding a motorcyle definitely needs one.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (14 Jul 2009):

    Great entry Andrea,,,very thought provoking indeed....

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (14 Jul 2009):

    Minnesota and Wisconsin used to have the law that helmets need to be worn for motorcycle riders but unfortunately so many people complained the law was changed...However when they smash their head on the road and become a paraplegic the cost for a life time is beyond what they can pay for it and other people have to pay the tab which is not easy during hard times.

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