A Florida Today analysis of federal motorcycle crash statistics found “unhelmeted” deaths in Florida rose from 22 in 1998 and 1999, the years before the helmet law repeal, to 250 in 2004, the most recent year of available data.
The best part of that article is a quote from a helmet law opponent:
What causes most of the crashes is cars. Usually, it’s the car driver turning left at an intersection and causing an accident because they didn’t see us coming.
What the hell does that have to do with wearing a helmet? Idiot.
I see a lot of bikers wearing no protective gear in New Brunswick except a helmet, and sometimes the helmets are a joke, too.