Lifesaver For One Please

A trend we had started noticing in Neurodramaville--increase in patients with head injuries as a result of motorcycle collisions. With rising gas prices more folks are riding motorcycles. Unfortunately, they are not wearing helmets.

Head injuries--if survived--are catastrophic. Neurologically, physically, financially, and emotionally devastating.

With the base daily rate of an ICU bed at $2500/day a person can't afford not to wear a helmet.
And the rest of us need to share the road and play well with others.

Below is The New York Times article with more facts and figures:

(Honey-haired girl showed me once how to make a link = word, but I can't figure it out again.)


  1. I totally agree with you. It won't be much fun to feel the wind through your hair if you are dead!

  2. You know, in New Zealand it's illegal to ride a motorbike without a helmet, push bikes are the same.

    I don't know that I would have been here if I hadn't been wearing one when the bike I was pillion passenger on hit a car at a rather high speed.

    Email me if you're stuck with the links thing. I just sent my cousin an email about it and can copy and paste it to you too, if you like :)

  3. I had my motorcycle license temps at one point, but, without constant access to a bike, never got enough riding time to get good enough to get the license. Might go for round 2 on this one, but always with a helmet.

    As for the word/link thing, shoot me an email some time and we can go over it - my real job is web developer. :)


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