Partial repeal of helmet law awaits Michigan governor's signature

Publish Date: 
Apr 2, 2012

A biil awaiting Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature would repeal the state’s helmet law, albeit with conditions for helmetless riders.

The bill says riders at least 21 years old who have two years of experience or have passed a safety course and have at least $20,000 in medical benefits won't have to wear a helmet.

Insurance companies and critical care doctors are against the change citing motorcycle crash injury statistics. Supporters fear the state is losing tourism because of the law, according to WPBN.

Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm vetoed similar bills twice while she was in office. It's still unclear whether or not Snyder will sign it.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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