By Braddah Lance
In da wake of da tragic skateboarding death of a 19 year old, da helmet law was revisited again by City Councilman Joey Manahan who sponsored two bills requiring skateboarders, 16 years and younger, to wear helmets at skateboard parks and other public places, such as streets and sidewalks.
It died with a thud previously and da biggest reason why? Enforcement.
Wassup Wit Dat!
No, fo'get dat........ BULL$H!T!
Wat you mean you no like pass a meaningful law to protect keiki.... cause of "enforcement"??? Look at all da frickin' laws out there right now dat ARE NOT being enforced but it's still there! Can I just say zip lane, car pool lane, jay-walkers, illegal lane changing, smoking ban, texting/driving, sidewalk nuisance and da most recent move over law NOBODY does and ironic how dat got passed extremely quick yet it's still not enforced by da very people who pushed (demanded) dat law be in place - da list goes on and on and on.
Instead of blaming enforcement, just say dat your "constituents" (translation: da people who "contribite" da most kala) say oddahwise. Wen da heck you guys go step up and grow some cajones?!
So wat you no get reelected next session? Wouldn't you rather fail having tried to actually make a REAL difference rather than just keeping a perk happy position?
Sorry but I stay fuming at dat kine excuse. I stay tired of people using enforcement as an excuse. How come gotta enforce if you NOT SUPPOSED TO DO IT? It's not just about passing or changing law but it's about personal moral as well. You know it's wrong so if you get caught, no cry about it! Let da Police, or whoevah is in charge of enforcing, do their job and if you get busted, then Man Up, admit it and face da consequences.
And yeah in dis case, wat if da bill pass and there actually isn't an enforcement, at least da keiki has a fighting chance of trying to minimize a traumatic, heaven forbid anoddah tragic, accident. Da parents who fold too much and give in wen their keiki whine about wearing a helmet would have a powerful tool in saying "it's DA LAW! And if you no like wear, NO RIDE!"
Accidents will happen cause guess wat, kids will be kids. If an adult wants to ride helmetless then so be it cause it's a choice you can make as an adult - just like it's a choice wenevah you decide to break a law. If you know it's wrong and you still choose to do it, then man up if/wen you get caught.
If I was forced to wear a helmet, I would have still done those things at dat age but at least da odds of an increased injury is lowered cause kids will be kids and you not going stop "fun". No mattah wat protection you wear, if you hit anything at da right angle, you get chance of serious injury but let's get real, da odds swing more in your favor of it NOT happening with protection.
Kids will be kids but if things are in place to help protect them until they can fully make their own decisions, then I'm all for it.