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Tue March 27, 2012
State Senate set to vote on Michigan motorcycle helmet law.
The Michigan Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on a measure to repeal the state’s motorcycle helmet law – and send it to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.
The measure was stalled because Governor Snyder wants the helmet law to be part of a larger discussion on finding savings in Michigan’s no-fault insurance system.
State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville said he wants to get the law on the books in time for the new motorcycle riding season.
“It doesn’t seem fair that a group of people who just want the freedom to choose whether to have a helmet or not are being held back because a couple other groups aren’t getting along or coming around to a compromise,” Richardville said.
Governor Snyder has not said what he would do if a helmet law repeal reaches his desk.
Supporters of the helmet law say it saves lives and prevents expensive-to-treat head injuries.