Helmets or Else

If you have to ride a motorcycle, for heaven’s sake, wear a helmet. You may think that the breeze is amazing and you’re really experiencing the ride, but when you make an idiot move and merge into the side of someone’s car, you’ll probably be dead. And guess what… THAT person has to live with your stupid death for the rest of his/her life. (Yes, this is a different spin than most people take.)

I’m not so worked up about your death because you’re dead. You’re a dead, helmetless idiot. I’m pissed at you because you didn’t care enough about other humans to make it so you didn’t ruin the entire rest of their lives when you got scraped up from the pavement. (…And yes, I know that a helmet won’t necessarily save lives every time, but stick with me here.)

It’s the same thing for you idiots who don’t wear seatbelts. When you run the red light and hit a car and get ejected from your vehicle and land on the pavement, the nice lady who was trying to get home to feed her cats will be wishing that you had taken the two seconds to buckle your safety belt. She’ll be stuck for the rest of her life feeling like she’s the one who killed you, even though you would have just had a broken bone or two if you hadn’t been such an idiot.

I’m done. Wear a helmet. Buckle up.

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