Interesting article/poll in the Oct. 8th, 2012 UK MCN regarding the need to mandate by law, wearing full gear. Comments are all over the road which surprised me.The EU and other European countries have a penchant for creating new laws of all types for bike riders but some are being questioned by citizens on the streets.
Whilst we here in the states argue whether the government should mandate helmet use the Europeans and UK seem to be
already onto discussing the next step of requiring full gear. (Motorcycle personal protective equipment: wikipedia)
Unlike America's need for justification of needless bills/laws, no politically driven statistics were given nor one sided insurance studies quoted. Just talking about it seems the logical next step after all the little countries over there mandate helmet use. I found it very interesting. More mothering by the elitists amongst us all.