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Offline MajorMap

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Helmet wearing
« on: May 24, 2017, 07:28:08 PM »
In light of the terrible events of Monday's bombing in Manchester and the nations threat level being increased to critical my employer has tightened its security procedures, (I work on a large site).  One of the changes is asking motorcyclists to remove their helmet before being allowed to ride through the security gate.

I don't see how seeing my bald bonce helps with the company security but I can't but help feel it is a little discriminating of those of us who use a bike for commuting.  Has any one else had such procedures brought in recently?

I have informed them that asking a motorcyclist to remove their helmet is asking them to break the law as it is law to wear a helmet at all times whilst on a motorcycle.
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Re: Helmet wearing
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 08:20:40 PM »
Chap - removing your helmet when there is a genuine security alert on is not an issue. Suspect you grow up and get on with doing what is necessary.  It may be a minor inconvenience to you at the time  but the consequences should one of the bad guys get through could be far worse.  If necessary pull to the side put the bike on the stand and remove your helmet - how much does that really cost you........
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« Last Edit: May 24, 2017, 08:24:18 PM by Rocky the Dog »
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Re: Helmet wearing
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 10:31:32 PM »
Rocky said it the polite way.

Stop fishing and stop being a jerk.

Take your helmet off (or buy a helmet that flips the front up).

It'll cost you seconds in your day.
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Re: Helmet wearing
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 03:43:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by MajorMap [+]
In light of the terrible events of Monday's bombing in Manchester and the nations threat level being increased to critical my employer has tightened its security procedures, (I work on a large site).  One of the changes is asking motorcyclists to remove their helmet before being allowed to ride through the security gate.

I don't see how seeing my bald bonce helps with the company security but I can't but help feel it is a little discriminating of those of us who use a bike for commuting.  Has any one else had such procedures brought in recently?

I have informed them that asking a motorcyclist to remove their helmet is asking them to break the law as it is law to wear a helmet at all times whilst on a motorcycle.

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Re: Helmet wearing
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 05:04:45 PM »
bet the same bloke objects to the Burka?? 22 people were murdered and Major map is challenging a decision to try and keep him and his work mates safe??
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Re: Helmet wearing
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 11:57:43 PM »
I get it, maybe, if people were often carrying explosives in their helmet.

Is it  a profile thing?  A smiling , white guy would never have a bomb?

I really dont mind giving up some personal privacy, or choice, if ti will make us more safe, but not quite sure how this would help?

If its some sort of facial recognition program they are running, no problem.  I'll remove my helmet, and pants, if needed.

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Re: Helmet wearing
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 01:00:03 AM »
Dude the security guy's are just doing there job and what they are told I would just comply I pretty sure it won't last forever it may be a pain in the arse but really it's for everyones benefit
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