Tag: Michigan motorcycle helmet law

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May 21, 2018

More helmeted motorcyclists means fewer motorcycle deaths, fewer TBIs and serious spinal cord injuries, and millions of dollars in savings for taxpayers on catastrophic medical care for injured motorcyclists

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April 24, 2018

Researchers show cervical spine injury and fractures double after motorcycle accidents involving unhelmeted riders; study debunks myth that motorcycle helmet use can cause neck injuries

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June 24, 2017

5 Michigan-specific studies show more motorcycle accident deaths and injuries among non-motorcycle helmet wearers. Were there any benefits to an all-rider helmet law repeal?

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April 3, 2017

Since the motorcycle helmet law was repealed, riders who crashed and didn’t wear a helmet died at twice the rate of those who did. Solution? Strap it back on

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September 26, 2016

Joint study by IIHS/UM shows fatality rate for riders without helmets is twice rate for helmeted motorcyclists since 2012 repeal Unfortunately, my prediction has proved correct. I told the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press when the helmet law repeal was signed into law that it was a horrible idea. Most people agreed with me. …

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June 23, 2016

Since 2012 repeal, motorcycle fatalities have increased 26% and fatalities for motorcyclists not wearing helmets have increased 1,000% – even with registrations down nearly 4% First, the undisputed facts: Motorcycle accident deaths are up 26% since the 2012 repeal of Michigan’s motorcycle helmet law. Fatalities for motorcycle operators not wearing a helmet are up approximately …

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January 28, 2016

Study shows deaths at motorcycle accident and crash scenes have quadrupled This is one case where I wish my predictions after Gov. Snyder repealed our mandatory motorcycle helmet law were wrong.  I said in April 2012, when I was asked by the newspapers what would happen after Michigan’s motorcycle helmet repeal became law, that sadly …

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October 5, 2015

Introduced last week, SB 527 will save lives by proposing all motorcycle riders – and moped drivers under 19 – wear helmets When Gov. Snyder made the sad and disappointing choice to sign the motorcycle helmet repeal in April 2012, he made a calculated political decision to sacrifice the public good in order to appease …

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June 28, 2014

University of Michigan student aims to make motorcyclists more comfortable with air-conditioning-like device for helmets Critics of motorcycle helmet laws often say they are uncomfortable and hot, which leads to more accidents. This is despite studies that show motorcycle helmets do not cause heat discomfort – or restrict vision and interfere with hearing. Nevertheless, if riders …

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