I always wear a helmet when I ride my bike because, several years ago, my helmet protected my head, and perhaps my life, in a bike accident.
It seems every day I see in the news a motorcyclist being seriously hurt in an accident. Let’s face it: a Harley is no match against a vehicle four times its weight. Yet many Michigan motorcyclists want the “freedom” of riding without a helmet.
If these bikers have no regard for their own lives, nor for their families who have to nurse them, or bury them, and if the lawmakers are so lobbied as to give them a free pass, even reducing the amount of insurance they need to carry without a helmet, then I hope and pray that Gov. Snyder follows in the wisdom of his predecessor and vetoes the proposed helmet repeal law. Doing so would be, pardon the pun, a no-brainer.
— John Stern, Grand Haven Township
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