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Lawmakers vote again to drop motorcycle helmet law

Submitted by on March 26, 2010 – 5:56 amNo Comment

The Michigan House has passed a bill that would let motorcycle riders 21 and older travel without helmets, despite the threat of a veto from Governor Granholm.
    
Granholm has vetoed similar legislation twice in the past few years.  A spokeswoman said Thursday that Granholm supports Michigan’s current law, which requires motorcycle riders to wear helmets.
    
The governor has said she has concerns about safety and what would happen to insurance costs if the mandatory helmet law were repealed.
    
The Democrat-led House on Thursday passed a bill that would repeal the helmet law on a 63-46 vote.  The bill now goes to the Republican-led Senate.