Michigan motorcycle helmet law

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It’s been four years since Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation repealing the law requiring motorcycle riders in Michigan to wear a helmet. Bridge has examined the impact of the law. 


"Hundreds of motorcyclists are expected to rumble into Lansing on Wednesday to deliver a blunt message: Don't mess with Michigan's helmet law. "Our perspective is that this is a freedom issue and an individual rights issue," said Jim Rhoades of ABATE of Michigan, the nonprofit cycling rights group that pushed for the 2012 repeal of Michigan's law requiring motorcyclists to wear a helmet." (Bridge Magazine)

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