Mar 12, 2014

The AMA Does Not Represent Me

We are becoming such a health plague that the freakin' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been asked to study why motorcycles are such death traps (In 2013, motorcycles were 16% the state's traffic deaths!). In an obvious move, a committee researched motorcycle crashes and deaths and came to the conclusion that motorcyclists should probably be wearing helmets. Duh. 
The reaction from the AMA was predictable and moronic (also predictable). The delusional biker gangbanger representative disorganization babbled that we'd all be better served if the world were padded and everyone one else on the road magically developed a sixth sense as to when some out-of-control motorcyclists might be in the area. (They would say all of this with some monkey-jabber about how government should focus on magical bullshit that would keep motorcycles from crashing.) In an equally chimpanzee-like (My apologizes to chimps.) add-on, the AMA wildly hopes that motorcycle crashes are a small dent in total health care costs.
Wayne Allard, the AMA vice president for government relations and a constant stream of foolish bullshit said, “The AMA continues to strongly encourage the use of personal protective equipment, including gloves, sturdy footwear and a properly fitted motorcycle helmet certified by its manufacturer to meet federal safety standards. But we also believe that adults should have the right to voluntarily choose to wear a helmet.”
Just like cagers get to decide if they like wearing seatbelts, being restrained by air bags, and being protected by crumple zones and reinforced automotive structures? On what planet do they find these idiots?

2 comments:

Andy Mckenzie said...

All I can say is, I've declined to join the AMA due to their crowing over defeating bills to make riders safer. Also some other motorcycle organization which I can't remember the name of at the moment.

That, and if you ever hear of a motorcycle organization pushing sane laws and behavior, let us know. I'd love to join.

Thomas Day said...

I keep trying to get Andy to turn Ride to Work into that exact organization.