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Michigan helmet law may get repealed

March 26, 2010
Filed under Features

AAA Michigan opposes legislation that would allow motorcyclists to ride without a helmet on the state’s roadways, a press release stated.

The proposed legislation, according to AAA Michigan, will increase motorcycle fatalities and injuries and would increase costs for all motorists.

A repeal of the motorcycle helmet law could result in at least 30 additional motorcycle fatalities each year, along with 127 more incapacitating injuries and $129 million in added economic costs to Michigan citizens. This is based on the experience of other states where similar measures have been enacted.

AAA Michigan is urging legislators to keep Michigan’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law, and encourages residents to contact their local legislators on this issue.

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