I said that I would rather see people using helmets to save medics the work of tending to them after an accident. I never meant to say that people who ride without helmets doesn't deserve medical attention.
Yeah you did. You said that if someone got into an accident and he was riding without a helmet, then the medics would have to do tons of work to help an undeserving human being. On the other hand, you stated that if a rider with a helmet got into an accident, he wouldn't be wasting any of the medics' time since he would just be able to would walk away from the accident, and in the case that he did need medical help he would deserve it since he had had on a helmet. Don't lie.
It is a good thing that you know more of what I think than I do myself
I never said that they were more undeserving. English is my second language and my wording was probably not that optimal (but still didn't say that they didn't deserve medical attention). You are just putting words in my mouth.
These are my views on the helmet subject, regardless of what you seem to think I believe:
- Helmets are a cheap safety measure that will save lives.
- Less injuries means less need for medical attention, which in turn frees up resources.
- Any human being deserves the proper medical attention. Regardless of riding sans helmet or not.
- People should have the right to choose if they are using a helmet themselves. I don't care if they think it is because they believe helmets doesn't make a difference or if it makes them look cooler, it's their choice.
- That still doesn't mean that I will not attempt to make more people use a helmet. And I will still remind them that brain mass on the tarmac is much less cool than a bad hairdo.
Over and out.