Helmet Laws in Michigan
Recent Changes to Michigan Helmet Laws
In Michigan, bikers have long been required to wear a helmet. This has
led to lower fatality rates in
motorcycle accidents. Recently, however, these laws have been altered to allow some exceptions.
The mandatory helmet law has been repealed, which means motorcyclists may
now ride without a helmet
if they meet certain stipulations. To be exempt from helmet requirements, you must:
- Be at least 21 years of age, and
- Have had your motorcycle endorsement for at least two years; or
- Pass a motorcycle safety course.
Insurance Requirements for the "No Helmet" Allowance
In order to ride without a helmet, you must also have at least $20,000
worth of insurance benefits for the first-party, payable if you should
become involved in a motorcycle accident. In order for a passenger to
qualify for the "no helmet" allowance, he or she must also be
at least 21 years old and have a minimum of $20,000 insurance for themselves
(separate from the operator).
If you do not meet all of these conditions, then you must wear a helmet
to legally ride a motorcycle in the state of Michigan. Failure to do so
could result in being ticketed by law enforcement.
Do You Need a Michigan Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
After you have been in a motorcycle accident, you need a competent Michigan
motorcycle accident lawyer on your side right away to advocate for your
rights. By working with a experienced attorney, you will greatly increase
your chances of receiving a desirable case outcome.
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