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Poll: Should full riding kit be a legal requirement?

Helmets are currently the only item of protective clothing which must be worn while riding a motorcycle in the UK, although in some places around the globe no protective clothing is required. Is a helmet enough, or should we legally have to wear more? pollcomment

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DrWorm

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DrWorm says:

No to nanny state!

No chance. 

While I think people who ride in t-shirt, shorts and trainers are utter tools, I don't think the law should stop them.  Let them ride in whatever they want so long as they obey the rules of the road.  If they come off & end up in a disco-taxi then they will learn the hard and skinless way.

 

 

 

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jimbo8098

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jimbo8098 says:

Protection

should be used at the riders discression. Most riders will buy a helmet and leathers anyway. Some harley riders like those WW2 style helmets that just go around the head with no face protection and choose to wear goggles.

If the rider cares about themself enough , they will buy protective gear , if they want to go out wearing nothing but shorts and t shirt well ...good luck to them...

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jm291264

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jm291264 says:

riding kit?

what's the next step....mot's on our riding gear

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Ridefree

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Ridefree says:

Lots of dangers

There are lots of dangers, and if one section of the community is chosen so should all the others eg

pedestrians - the most dangerous form of transport per mile

horse riders, cyclists, climbers, smokers, students, OAPs, children, garden centre users,

most accidents happen in the home so home owners and occupiers,

anyone using a kitchen knife,

Oh that will do!

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Ridefree

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Ridefree says:

Lots of dangers

There are lots of dangers, and if one section of the community is chosen so should all the others eg

pedestrians - the most dangerous form of transport per mile

horse riders, cyclists, climbers, smokers, students, OAPs, children, garden centre users,

most accidents happen in the home so home owners and occupiers,

anyone using a kitchen knife,

Oh that will do!

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Mandatory kit

No way - it is the individuals right to make their own choices. 

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snev

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snev says:

Dumb Question?

how would that ever work? When we have a climate that changes so much. Who would Dictate what we should wear? How would We be Regulated? Tell you what, lets Target Mobile phone users first.

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preunit

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preunit says:

Sounds like an insurance scam..

to me, If you're involved in an accident and found not to be wearing the regulation "protection" then you're not insured.

Happy days.

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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no as if they tell you to go and buy leather sutie it will put some people off as they cost a lot and i just wear a textil gear as it keep me warm and dry and i hope it does keep my skin if i fall off.

they allready stopped people using the pudding boll lids and thoes ww2 german helmet.

 

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preunit

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preunit says:

Oi bmwgs

"leather sutie"s are so yesterday :biggrin:

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