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Michigan Gov. Granholm gets bill allowing helmet-less motorcyclists

June 5, 2008 by  

LANSING – For the second time in two years, the Legislature has voted to allow adults to ride motorcycles in Michigan without a helmet.

And for the second time, Gov. Jennifer Granholm likely will veto it.

The House on Wednesday gave final approval, 70-38, to bill that would allow motorcyclists ages 21 and older to pay the state $100 a year for a permit to ride with no helmet. They’d have to pass a motorcycle safety course and have been licensed for two previous years.

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3 Responses to “Michigan Gov. Granholm gets bill allowing helmet-less motorcyclists”

  1. Hersey on June 5th, 2008 8:27 am

    Another article about this can be found here: http://blog.mlive.com/grpress/2008/06/motorcycle_helmet_bill_likely.html

    Kind of sucks that with that much support in the House and Senate. That the gov can just shoot it down.

    Keep fighting the fight!

    Ride FREE

  2. Hersey on June 5th, 2008 8:31 am

    And of course AAA has to stick their nose in it – http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewarticle+articleid_2263357~title_AAA-Michigan-Urges-Veto.html

    I would think they have enough to worry about with drivers on cell phones.

  3. Sherlock Ohms on June 6th, 2008 6:15 pm

    Thats a new government twist! Finding a way to make money at allowing bikers to have the freedom they should have always had. Way to go government!!
    “Tax the pennys on my eyes” – Beatles


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