Motorcycle helmet laws are NOT among them.
As you know if you've read much of my blog, I am a STRONG advocate for motorcycle helmets. I even donated over 750 helmets to school children and administrators in my home, Dalat, Vietnam. Personally, I wear a full-face or modular helmet every second I am moving on two wheels.
And I'm TIRED of people who say, "It's MY RIGHT not to wear a helmet." No, it's not, unless you have a few million dollars in insurance coverage to take care of ALL your medical bills and your family's pending poverty.
First of all, if you don't wear the best helmet you can buy, your priorities are f*cked up. I've lost count of the clowns I've seen riding a US$15-40,000 motorcycle while wearing a bicycle helmet--'cause here in Việt Nam, anything on your head harder than a piece of paper apparently counts as a helmet, at least as far as the police are concerned.
The laws of physics will disagree.
Many people these days have their own "facts", 'cause they're too stupid to know the difference between beliefs and facts. They're the ones that tell you about the 0.0001% of people in an accident who die because they were wearing a helmet... as if it proves them right.
Here's a fact for you... when you ride without a helmet and become disabled or dead because your head's softer than concrete or because your face is softer than asphalt, I and everyone else get to pay for your care and watering when you're a human houseplant for the next 50 years. We also get to pay to support the family you leave behind because you don't like condoms, either. Unfortunately, your kids got your stupid genes, so it's a lose/lose.
"...the extensive treatment and rehabilitation costs for helmetless riders injured in accidents typically runs up to a staggering $1.3 million, and that fewer than a third of them ever work again. At one large metropolitan hospital, taxpayers footed the bill for fully 63% of the care for these riders. An NHTSA case study in Florida showed that the state saw an 81% in fatalities and a 40% increase in hospital admissions among motorcycle riders after repealing it’s helmet law in 2000, and the average cost for head injury treatment jumped by over $10,000 per incident."
So... don't talk about freedom and how the government shouldn't tell you to wear a helmet.
Your insistence of "freedom" is taking mine and everyone else's away, ya selfish twit.