Swinney pleads with state for helmet law on mopeds


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Swinney sits on a moped he occasionally rides around campus - but with a helmet

CLEMSON - Freshman defensive end Xavier Kelly was involved in a moped accident late Wednesday that left the Kansas native with stitches in one of his toes and a cut on the back of his head.

Kelly's accident happened after another driver ran through an intersection while texting.

For head coach Dabo Swinney, it was a close call for one of the team's most talented freshmen, and he spent a few minutes after Friday's practice begging the state of South Carolina to pass a helmet law for mopeds and motorcycles.

"I need some help from the state. It's the most dadgum thing I've ever seen in my life that we allow people to go 80 miles an hour down the interstate with no helmet," Swinney said. "We've got a seatbelt law but no helmet. I've never understood that. South Carolina and Florida - even in Alabama we wear helmets. It just blows my mind. These aren't little boys. They're going to ride their mopeds. He wasn't doing anything. It wasn't his fault, but had he had a helmet on, he wouldn't have gotten busted in the back of the head. He's got a cut back there. He's lucky. I ride mopeds. I ride mine all the time, but I wear a helmet. I've got a visor and a little sunglass thing that comes down. I just don't understand that."

Defensive coordinator Brent Venables said he wishes all of his players would wear helmets when they ride.

"I wish they'd put helmets on. There's no South Carolina helmet law. We might have to have a Swinney law," Venables said. "It might be coming. Have to give up your Constitutional right of choice."

However, under South Carolina law, moped riders and operators under the age of 21 must wear a helmet and googles or a protective shield.

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FB Update: Swinney pleads with state for helmet law on mopeds
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I agree, Coach!
JKBtigerpaw
Re: I agree, Coach!
AirTiger
YES!! I get so upset with law "enforcement" because I live
ragtop
law enforcement can't do much about texting while driving
llamasnot
not so, read the 3rd paragraph, they can but don't
ragtop
i must be missing something, it says that
llamasnot
I believe you are. Using it for GPS and making a phone call
ragtop
i'm talking about law enforcement and the ability
llamasnot
My question is this:
LKN Tiger®
Re: FB Update: Swinney pleads with state for helmet law on mopeds
CU1976
whats just as bad is no seat belts in schools buses and
CU1966
The reason that there are no seat belts in busses is
IPTAY FAMILY
it defies logic that a truck driver has to wear a seatbelt
scooter
I couldn't disagree more...
hufferbilly®
Re: I couldn't disagree more...
hufferbilly®
Re: I couldn't disagree more...
Felix2®
Um ... Proof ! There has been a run on Kool-Aid***
GrayBengal®
Re: I couldn't disagree more...
ruatiger®
Here is how it should work...
hufferbilly®
liberals will not like this idea***
Neal in NC®
just like when I have to pay more when someones beachhouse
PEDETIGER
If I were you I wouldn't pay for someone elses
Neal in NC®
Re: just like when I have to pay more when someones beachhouse
Tigerluvr
Re: I couldn't disagree more...
84OX®
Here's how it should work and gives people choices...
hufferbilly®
Dr. Bruce T. Yandle, Clemson professor, enlightened me on...
hufferbilly®
LOL***
camcgee®
We all pay higher auto insurance premiums as a result
tigertrain
Re: We all pay higher auto insurance premiums as a result
hufferbilly®
I watched a motorcyclist die right in front of me
tigertrain
Re: I watched a motorcyclist die right in front of me
hufferbilly®
when that dead motorcyclists sues you because your teenager
tigertrain
just outlaw motorcycles and cut the death rate to zero
Neal in NC®
Re: ^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^***
tigrtom
Hahaha... Exposing faulty logic through absurdity... Kind of
hufferbilly®
Helmets by far are the single most effective mothod to
tigertrain
Re: Helmets by far are the single most effective mothod to
tigrtom
Re: I watched a motorcyclist die right in front of me
tigrtom
Re: I watched a motorcyclist die right in front of me
Tigerluvr
DO IT!!!***
freakgeek
Absolutely shocked someone was texting while driving
TigersAndCubs
Disagree with Coach on this one
Dr. Nikola Tesla
Re: Disagree with Coach on this one
Tiger8096
Re: Disagree with Coach on this one
ruatiger®
Never thought about that. You changed my mind.*****
Carlsbad®
Re: Never thought about that. You changed my mind.*****
hufferbilly®
That's not the entire story though
IPTAY FAMILY
Your premise is a little off...
hufferbilly®
Re: That's not the entire story though
tigrtom
BS... I handled a claim where a witness
tigertrain
Re: BS... I handled a claim where a witness
tigrtom
because the helmet protected her melon. Everything else
tigertrain
Re: because the helmet protected her melon. Everything else
tigrtom
Re: Disagree with Coach on this one
hufferbilly®
Re: Disagree with Coach on this one
tigrtom
Re: Disagree with Coach on this one
hufferbilly®
The point would probably have been more effective if the
tigerband1®
+1... First thing I noticed. Not sure if article was Sirius.***
SOLOS®
Rules and laws are always made for other people
Neal in NC®
Re: FB Update: Please provide
tigrtom
Agree or no, but the answer is at the end.
cofctigerincola®
Re: FB Update: Swinney pleads with state for helmet law on mopeds
CUYankee
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CUYankee
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jerseytiger1980
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Lostlocal
You should wear helmets on mopeds for anonymity
IPTAY FAMILY
That's odd.......
Obed®
Dabo Missed a Big Point.....Go After The Distracted Driver!
CU_Tigers4life®
So because there isn't a law that absolves people from being
truetiger1998
Re: FB Update: Swinney pleads with state for helmet law on mopeds
mattthemurse
I am ALL IN on this.. he's 100% right
soywaker®
Forgive me if already said, but here is the STUPIDITY of
Ranger
Don't use logic with pro big govt progressives
hufferbilly®
it's not big government to mandate a helmet. Big government
tigertrain
Re: it's not big government to mandate a helmet. Big government
tigrtom
Shame on You For Quoting the Law!***
CU_Tigers4life®
Re: Forgive me if already said, but here is the STUPIDITY of
CUYankee
Sorry for your loss, but we all have choices and...
hufferbilly®
It really sounds like you want a lawless society
NutCutterU
He hasn't figured out he is helping to foot the bill
tigertrain
I showed you how everyone else doesn't eat the cost
hufferbilly®
You obviously don't understand insurance or human nature
tigertrain
Re: You obviously don't understand insurance or human nature
hufferbilly®
Not a lawless society, just a less law society
hufferbilly®
Stick to football!***
kbtiger®

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