Michigan House Backs Repeal of Motorcycle Helmet Law

March 29, 2010

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 Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

The Democrat-led House passed repeal on a 63-46 vote. The bill now goes to the Republican-led Senate.

Granholm has vetoed similar legislation twice in the past few years. A spokeswoman said that Granholm supports Michigan’s current law, which requires motorcycle riders to wear helmets.

The Democratic governor has said she has concerns about safety and what would happen to insurance costs if the mandatory helmet law were repealed.

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