Motorcycle Helmets - A Human Rights Issue?
It was only a matter of time until the laws of the land had to be changed to accommodate (I love that word) citizens of different cultures so here is todays gem.
The law in the Province of Ontario states that anyone riding a motorbike must wear a helmet but Mr. Baljinder Singh Badesha doesn't think that this law should apply to him. Why not you ask? Well it infringes on his religious freedom. The Ontario Human Rights Commission is going to back him on this one. Think he'll win?
In his own words he says "I want to be treated like an ordinary citizen of Ontario". Wear the damn helmet or don't ride the bike. I was always under the impression that a licence to drive either a car or a motorcycle is a privilege and if you don't or can't obey the law, too bad you loose...don't they take the right to drive away from drunks and elderly people? Will this become a human rights issue too someday?