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post #81 of 140 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 04:09 AM
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We do all the time, especially. In the UK but are consistently. Ignored.

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Careful you don't confuse risking your own life and risking others HAP.

Wearing a helmet should be my choice.

Wearing full fluorescent leathers or not should definitely be the rider's choice.

Riding drunk (or other co-ordination inhibiter) is a different matter. When you put others at risk by your behaviour, you've crossed a boundary in my books.
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So...given that our moto-police don't even wear protective gear, what do you figure the chances are we'll see this in the US? I'm going with 'slim'.

I recall Aerostitch made a special LEO suit and tried to market it to the larger states with Motos, but didn't get any takers. Frankly, I'm surprised that these guys don't demand better gear. An open face helmet, some slightly padded pants (not even denim), a short sleeved shirt, and maybe a basic leather jacket if it's cool out. Oh, and some shiny boots. Yeah, that's what I'd want to wear if I was on a bike professionally in hazardous situations nearly every day.

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