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MikeKloepper
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I am thinking of getting a scooter. Are helmets required by law?

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IslandHops
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You should make sure you have adequate health insurance before you even think about getting on a scooter or motorcycle here.

Along with all your affairs in order and a subscription to one of the local ambulance airlift companies.

The post asked a simple question about helmet laws - not your opinions on the safety of riding a bike. Anyone who rides here knows there is some risk involved. Risk is part of life. There is no need for additional comment from those that likely don't even ride. Why not stick to being helpful and just answering the question. Yes - the VI has helmet laws.

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SausageInTheCan
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O.K. They have helmet laws. It's also far more risky here because of all the morons talking and texting running stop signs etc. There's also no shoulder on most roads and taxi vans run cars off the road never mind bikes.
P.S. The OP has the right to know how risky it is riding here.

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OldTart
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Anyone who rides here knows there is some risk involved.

The OP hasn't yet moved here so is probably completely unaware of the risks after just one (I believe) short visit here. Most people would find such cautionary advice helpful.

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IslandHops
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Then be specific about the risks - if you can speak from experience.

Making snarky comments about the need for medical coverage isn't the same thing.

Besides those sort of amateur snarky comments are a poor reflection on the true level of snarkiness that is expected on this site.

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OldTart
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Then be specific about the risks - if you can speak from experience.

Making snarky comments about the need for medical coverage isn't the same thing.

Besides those sort of amateur snarky comments are a poor reflection on the true level of snarkiness that is expected on this site.

Snarky you be indeed and obviously one not accustomed to appreciating a little levity. The pitfalls have been addressed on this forum on many occasions over the years so the OP might like to do a search for "scooters" or "motorcycles" via the search engine. Yes, I can speak from experience but since the information is already here, no point in repeating it.

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