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
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.

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