Group Pushing Against Helmet Law for Motorcyclists

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)A group that pushed for the repeal of Michigan’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law says increased education, police enforcement and penalties are key to lowering motorcycle fatalities.

A recent study says there was 26 cases where a biker in Michigan who died, would have lived if they were using a helmet. But ABATE spokesman Jim Rhodes says while 2012 saw a small increase in motorcycle fatalities, over half of those fatalities were riders not endorsed to operate a motorcycle in Michigan. He says they want stiffer penalties on those riding without an endorsement.

ABATE is also encouraging the State Police to be proactive by focusing on car drive/motorcyclist awareness and motorcycle education. Rhodes also notes that while motorcycle fatalities were up in 2012 from 2011, they were about the same when compared to 2010.

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