We've all read and heard all of the "gloom and doom" stories about how the death rate in motorcycle accidents was going to rise dramatically when the NO-HELMET option became law. Well, that appears to not be quite the case. According to the Michigan Traffic Crash Report System, in 2014 there were 107 motorcyclist deaths, compared to 129 in 2012 when the law initially passed.
Lt. David Cook of the Michigan State Police believes that people that are riding without helmets are slowing down a bit and being more cautious. Others say the drop is from an increase in motorcycle safety awareness. Whatever the reason, it is nice to know that the doomsayers were wrong and that deaths have now decreased AND we have freedom to choose!
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