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MCN  says:

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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  • Posted 3 years ago (08 October 2012 16:46)

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Jul 08

Posts: 30

IMO it doesn't really matter what you're wearing when you go into the side of a car. You're going to break bones. Yes a helmet makes sense. But most of the other stuff is just window dressing in that situation. We cannot get away from the fact the most accidents are caused by myopic drivers. Sort out that problem first. But no! Once again it's us has the H&S laws thrust upon us.

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Jul 12

Posts: 85

2smoke says:

Not always practicable..

I wear my protective gear as often as possible, but full leathers can get a bit uncomfortable when wondering around WHSmith. When I have to go into town I wear boots, kevlar jeans. leather jacket and gloves plus the lid and just ride (mostly) sensibly.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8449

snev says:


"Should the worst happen"..... You would know nothing about it.

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Nov 07

Posts: 180

bird1050 says:


No men died to give us the freedom to choose,

we all choose to wear what we like dependant on the weather.

the only bit that should stay compulsary is helmets.

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Feb 09

Posts: 84

brevav2 says:

Freedom Of Choice

We have enough of this EU inspired 'Risk Averse  Health and Safety Nanny State' already, which exists to control and stifle our lives,  Thier ultimate aim probably to have everyone in a (Dayglow!) straight jacket to protect us from ourselves!

To hell with them, taking risks is what makes us human, Stand up for your rights.

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Aug 10

Posts: 66

muddybus says:

Save yourselves

Unless we take reasonable steps to protect ourselves, someone will step in and make it compulsory. So no more heros racing around in shorts, t-shirt and trainers on a GSXR1000.

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Nov 09

Posts: 39

Jarrefan says:

Started my Biking obsession in South Africa on a xs4oo special, used to wear T shirt and shorts all the time(very hot) UNTIL I CAME OFF. Back in the UK, will not get on a bike unless I have the Proper gear on. Thinking of investing in some kevlar Jeans(with knee protectors.....of course) I,ve come off bikes with no protective gear and have the road rash scars to prove it. It F**kin HURTS

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Oct 11

Posts: 2671

Piglet2010 says:

The worst that could happen?

@ snev – “’Should the worst happen’..... You would know nothing about it.”

No. Lot of worse things than dying too quickly to feel anything, such as a lingering around in severe pain for a couple of weeks before dying, or ending up a quadriplegic.

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Dec 10

Posts: 12027

preunit says:

LOL piglet2010


snev says “’Should the worst happen’..... You would know nothing about it.”

God forbid, but snev lying at the side of the road in his wifes underware and us not being able to take the piss.:biggrin:

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Jan 11

Posts: 8449

snev says:


Piget said..." lingering" not lingerie! you muppet!!!!....... oh and Piglet... Your definition of the word " Worst" obviously isn't the same as mine........ oh and when people put those silly litle " " things it's because they are Quoting Someone else.

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