81 Reasons Why Not Wearing a Helmet Is the Dumbest Thing You Can Do (New Photos)

When David Hollister introduced a seat belt bill in Michigan in the early 1980s that imposed fines for not buckling, the state representative received hate mail comparing him to Hitler. At the time, only 14 percent of Americans regularly wore seat belts, even though the federal government required lap and shoulder belts in all new cars beginning in 1968.

Drivers and passengers were arguing that seat belts were uncomfortable and restrictive, but the uproar was mostly theoretical.

Similarly, growing up in Northern Europe in the 1990s, I constantly heard the kids on my block say that only stupid dorks wear helmets when they ride their bikes. “What, you can’t drive?”, they asked, unleashing a heavy barrage of insults.

But like seat belts, this gear is often the deciding factor that separates life and death. We’re here to remind you that wearing a helmet is the smartest thing you can do KristenBellTattoos.com has compiled a list of horrific accidents that could have been much worse had it not been for them.

Keep scrolling to check out the photos, and if you need more proof, check out our previous post on the topic here.

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