Mich. lawmakers ponder motorcycle helmet law

The latest proposal to allow some motorcyclists to ride without helmets in Michigan could be voted on in the state House this week.
AP Wire
Nov 2, 2011

 

The legislation was likely to be discussed by state lawmakers today and voted on later in the week. The state Senate already has approved the measure.

The bill would allow riders age 21 or older to go without helmets if they meet certain insurance and experience conditions.

Gov. Rick Snyder appeared uninterested in considering the helmet law on its own when it passed the Senate this summer, although he indicated he might consider the change as part of broader auto insurance reform.

The Legislature has passed bills to repeal the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law before, but they were vetoed twice by then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

Comments

newsblogger

They call them brain buckets for a reason! Another reason to wear them is if you think a helmet messes up your hair.. try getting a comb through your hair ladies after its been whipped around at 55 mph for a few miles! lol

GH55

Michigan requires by law all motorists to carry UNLIMITED medical insurance coverage.
If you don't want to wear a helmet or your seatbelt, in effect making all reasonable efforts to mitigate injuries in case of a crash, then you should be willing to sign away the burden you may place on the rest of us with your decision.
Individual responsibility, either make the effort, or accept the consequences.
Simple!

 

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