No Helmet is No Excuse

August 27, 2012 at 11:00 pmCategory:Bad Stuff | Home and Yard | My Life

On Saturday I saw some kids riding through the neighborhood on a minibike. That was different, because for one thing there aren’t any kids in my neighborhood and for another thing its not legal to ride minibikes on the street with traffic. And these kids were not wearing a helmet, either. I wonder what the hell their parents are thinking by letting them ride a minibike in traffic and not even have on helmets.

I don’t want to be a Debby Downer, but that just seems so irresponsible to me. Kids are precious and although they will do a lot of stupid and dangerous things, it is the parent’s job to make sure they don’t break any laws and that they are kept as safe as possible. Everyone knows that riding a bicycle or a motorcycle is not safe without a helmet. I can’t be mad at the kids for doing it – I blame the parents – and especially if there is any kind of accident and either of those kids gets hurt!