“There isn’t a day goes by that I don’t see someone on the streets of Toronto, an adult, with no helmet on their head, and I want to get out of my car or off the sidewalk and I want to grab them and I want to shake them.”
~ Michael Prue, Ontario NDP MPP
Yeah, that’s it. Michael Prue wants to stop his car and shake bicyclists that aren’t wearing helmets. Shake them! Prue wants to assault bicyclists that don’t wear helmets. Does Prue realize that getting out of his car and stopping a cyclist and shaking them is Assault?
I can guarantee you that if Prue ever tried to stop me from riding my bicycle (and I hate helmets), and tried to shake me, I’d punch him right in the nose. Or I’d ride right over him and tell him that he should have been wearing a helmet on the mean streets of Toronto.
Yes folks, helmet laws are all the rage again in Ontario. Not just bicyclists – but even rollerbladers and skateboarders will be require to wear helmets if this latest nanny state protection crap becomes law. It likely will become law as it’s already passed second reading.
Listen up you didwads, I LIKE to feel the wind in my hair while I go bicycling. I cannot friggan stand to be sweating like a pig while wearing a helmet. I will never bike if you tell me I am forced to wear your stupid foam insulated head piece in the middle of summer, when it is 30 degrees Celsius out there.
So, I guess now I shall become a more unhealthy Ontarian, because of your nanny state laws. Yeah, perhaps I’m a Contrarian Ontarian – but I’ve skateboarded for 30 years, bicycled for about 35 years, and have never had a head injury.
Could I have one? Of course it’s possible. But it’s also possible I could suffer a head injury by crossing the road, and getting hit by a biker wearing a helmet!
Perhaps you should just pass a law saying that we all must wear helmets, 24 hours a day. And when riding in automobiles, we should wear helmets as well. Race car drivers do it, and so why shouldn’t all of us go out and buy helmets if we drive or are passengers in cars?
This is just absolutely freaking pathetic. What’s next? Passing a law that tells me I need to wear eye protection when I fly fish? Heck, I do that most of the time anyhow.. but you bloody well better not tell me I have to.
Geez.. this is what MPP’s get paid for? I think MPP’s, before they can assume office should have their blinking heads examined. It should be a law, you know?
“At its core, I think this bill is really about creating a culture of safety in this province,”
~John Milloy, Liberal MPP, Ontario who proposed the private member’s bill.
Look Milloy, if you want to create culture, go make some lovely yogurt or something. And quit worrying about my head and start worrying about your own.