Todie's Wild Ride: Wear that Helmet!
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Thursday, 16 October 2008
Michigan, United States
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This coin is being released to help promote motorcycle safety.
This coin is in memory of Todie Phillips of Manitou Beach, MI. He passed away August 12 2008 as a result of a motorcycle accident, he was only 49 years old.
Lets all do our part to prevent this type of needless accidents.
You can help us spread this message by releasing a coin of your own!
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There is often disagreement between those who believe in wearing a motorcycle helmet and those that don't. Commonsense would say it is hard to isolate one single argument from the no-helmet brigade that makes any sense. Research statistics further substantiate the case for wearing helmets, showing that huge numbers of motorcyclists escape death by wearing them.
A very common motorcycle accident scenario is a rider being thrown off and landing on their head. For those wearing a good helmet, serious head injuries can usually be averted. An ejected rider might end up with a severe headache, but at least they are alive!
Even head injuries sustained at low impact can be fatal. A recent case was reported when a stationary motorcyclist was messing around in his driveway, lost his balance, fell off the bike and hit his head on the concrete driveway. He died from the injury a few days later. Because he was not going anywhere, he did not have his helmet on. The result was tragic and could easily have been averted.
A helmet is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that an accident or serious injury will be avoided-no safety device is. However, wearing a motorcycle helmet will certainly improve the odds of surviving a motorcycle accident.
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