Motorcycle helmets are a good idea. The mandatory use of said helmets is a bad idea.
Having ridden motorcycles most of my adult life, I am finding it frustrating here in Tennessee wearing a helmet. Yes I know I SHOULD wear one, but isn't that my decision?
I am way past 21 years. At what point am I considered capable of making those tough decisions? Is it the governments job to protect me from myself? I have never requested, nor do I feel the need for such protection from myself.
I really like the feel of the wind in my face and hair. The helmet really restricts that feeling.