Senate Considers Bill To Scrap Helmet Law

LANSING (WWJ) – A State Senate committee could vote as early as Tuesday to repeal Michigan’s motorcycle helmet law.

“It looks like this thing is greased to get out of the Senate committee and maybe greased to get off the senate floor and maybe even through the Michigan House,” said WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick.

“Give them credit. The motorcycle lobby has been in this town for over 30 years trying to repeal the helmet law . They believe they’re beginning to taste victory . The big question mark is: what does Governor Snyder do?”

Skubick said Governor Snyder has left the door open and the motorcycle lobby hopes they can get rid of the law. However, he said AAA says, without the law, the cost of motoring will go up because people without the helmets will have serious injuries that most motorists will have to pay for through their insurance.

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  • Susan Thayer, CPCU

    Why not tie this to MIchigan’s PIP? You choose not to wear a helmet, then you don’t get PIP benefits. RIght now those benefits come from the insurer(s) of the involved motor vehicle(s), regardless of fault – and without any benefit coordination. Why shoudl that be the case when someone chooses to expose themselves to life-long head injuries? I say, you choose not to wear a helmet, then you better have your own coverage to pay your medical, because you forfeit your right to collect PIP. Make sense to me!

  • R. Mater

    you choose to drink and drive, you should be imprisoned automatically for 3 years. How many people have been maimed or killed by drunk drivers? all they get is a fine and loss of license, and they drive again. My insurance rates are screaming high because of them too.

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