Street Smarts: Motorcycle, motor scooter helmet laws not built the same state …
News from Santa Cruz Sentinel:

During my recent Hawaii vacation, I noticed that few motorcyclists and no scooter riders wore helmets while they zipped around Waikiki and Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

How could this be?

Each state is in charge of crafting its own helmet laws. In Hawaii, only riders younger than 18 must wear helmets. After that, it’s up to each rider to decide how much they value their brain and life.

Check out http://www.iihs.org/laws/helmetusecurrent.aspx to see where other states stand on helmet use. Another website, http://www.bikersrights.com/states/1national/states.html, lobbies for individual rider choice.

Here in California, all motorcycle and scooter riders, including passengers, must wear helmets when they hit the road. That law, California Vehicle Code section 27802, has been in place since 1992, as lawma…………… continues on Santa Cruz Sentinel

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DIRT DAY DRAWS TOP RIDERS TO MOTORCYCLE LIVE
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The final weekend of Motorcycle Live 2011 kicked off with Dirt Day – a full day of entertainment dedicated to all things off-road. MX riders from around the world flocked to The NEC to celebrate their chosen discipline alongside a whole host of road racing stars and cricketing legend Darren Gough.

Kawasaki’s 2012 MX1 factory rider Xavier Boog jetted in from France to join Maxxis Henderson LPE Kawasaki riders Ray Rowson and David Goosen, while Yamaha Monster Energy was represented by MX1 star Shaun Simpson and MX2 contender Arnaud Tonus. Suzuki took the chance to unveil the 2012 bike livery for its Tyco Suzuki by TAS team with riders Stephen Sword (MX1) and Stuart Edmonds (MX2). Maxxis Apico Suzuki stars Lewis Gregory and Luke Hawkins completed the line-up.

After an MX-themed Q&A with guest hosts Jack Burnicle and Paul Malin, the off-road contingent went head-to-head with stars of th…………… continues on 3D Car Shows

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
“The real cycle you’re working on is a cycle called ‘yourself.’” One of the most important and influential books of the past hal…