Michigan motorcycle helmet law

11:10 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Data Shows Increase in Deaths and Serious Injuries After Repealing Motorcycle Helmet Law

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Lawmakers have resisted efforts to reinstate requirement that motorcycle riders wear a helmet
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
Since Michigan repealed its motorcycle helmet law in 2012, roughly one in four riders now choose to let their hair blow free. The annual cost of that freedom: roughly two dozen more deaths, scores of additional serious injuries and a huge spike in average medical expenses, according to studies of motorcycle crashes in Michigan.
10:01 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Groups call for Michigan to bring back mandatory helmet law

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Sponsor of bill to repeal mandatory motorcycle helmet law says numbers are "comprehensive"
Lansing - Insurers and medical groups urged Gov. Rick Snyder and the Legislature to reinstate Michigan's motorcycle helmet requirement Wednesday, citing a University of Michigan study showing it would have prevented 26 deaths and 49 injuries last year.