Tag: Michigan motorcycle helmet law

October 17, 2013

I’ve written about the mistake of Michigan’s motorcycle helmet repeal law.  And sadly, another recent death illustrates the problem of  foreseeable and tragic motorcycle accidents that involve speeding, drinking and riders without helmets. A 26-year-old woman from Brighton, was recently killed after the motorcycle she was riding on as a passenger crashed, according to a …

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August 14, 2013

Ludicrous! ABATE chooses to ignore the spike in motorcycle accident deaths and injuries The motorcycle lobby group ABATE – which is more responsible than any other interest group for the motorcycle helmet law repeal – is contending that the motorcycle helmet repeal has been a positive for Michigan. Sure it has. Unless you’re one of …

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July 26, 2013

Last year, Gov. Rick Snyder signed the repeal of Michigan’s motorcycle helmet requirement, allowing our motorcyclists to ride with the wind in their hair. Since then, we’ve had many clients and friends ask our attorneys about the age requirement to go without a motorcycle helmet following the law change. The motorcycle helmet age requirement in …

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July 12, 2013

An alarming new statistic proves how dangerous it is to ride a motorcycle without a helmet (which has been legal in Michigan for more than a year now). According to Analysis of Motorcycle Crashes: Comparison of 2012 to Previous Years, by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute: There were a total of 129 fatalities …

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June 11, 2013

Study cites 36% increase in severe injury claims for motorcycle riders Here is one more sign  that the motorcycle helmet law repeal last year was a  senseless piece of legislation. Last year, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder capitulated to a small but vocal special interest group, and he was willing to overlook the dramatic increase in …

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April 30, 2013

During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, will the GOP Legislature and Gov. Snyder admit their mistake and reverse course on  Michigan’s helmet repeal? Here we are at the start of another Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This is a national initiative to encourage drivers and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other. But sharing the road …

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April 3, 2013

According to a new report published recently on MLive, if Michigan had not repealed  its mandatory motorcycle helmet law in 2012, 26 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents would still be alive today.  That is according to statistical estimates from a University of Michigan researcher. The U of M report stated that those 26 …

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January 11, 2013

MLive survey shows 63% of adults do not believe motorcyclists should have the choice to ride without  helmets A ‘super majority’ of Michigan residents oppose the April 2012 repeal of Michigan’s nearly 40-year-old, lifesaving motorcycle helmet law. They also believe that Michigan motorcyclists should not have the choice of whether to wear a helmet, according …

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January 2, 2013

MLive story quotes biker adage: ‘ATGATT – All the gear, all the time’ The right to ride a motorcycle without a helmet is now the law of the land in Michigan, but that freedom will do precious little to protect Michigan motorcyclists in the event of a crash, according a recent MLive article. In “Motorcycle …

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