State Motorcycle Helmet Laws – Michigan

May 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Motorcyle Helmet Laws

With Michigan passing a new helmet law, many motorcyclists are questioning all of the state’s motorcycle helmet laws. As an aide to bikers in their travels across United States, the Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. created the “Motorcycle Helmet Laws” Graphic.
The graphic is a map of the U.S. with a color key that defines the helmet laws in every state.

The Motorcycle Helmet Laws graphic also shows which states have the highest fines and maximum jail time for violating their bike helmet law.
To view the graphic visit http://bit.ly/MIMotorcycleAccidentLawyers

Although there are different views on whether or not helmets do protect the safety of the biker, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) reported some interesting statistics regarding motorcycle accident injuries and helmet statistics. These include:
• Helmets are estimated to prevent 37 percent of fatal motorcycle injuries for motorcycle riders (operators)
• Helmets are estimated to prevent 41 percent of fatal injuries for motorcycle passengers
• Helmets saved over 1,800 riders lives in 2008
• Wearing a helmet reduce the risk of head injury by 69 percent
There are five different variations in motorcycle helmet law requirements across the United States, ranging from free choice (no bike helmet restrictions) to no choice (everyone on a motorcycle must wear a helmet). States not only differ in biker helmet laws, but also punishment for violation of their helmet laws.

Motorcyclists should know the motorcycle helmet laws in the states in which they plan to travel. If you are ever in question of the state laws, seek out the helmet laws graphic created by the bike accident attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. The attorneys at their office are top rated winning the highest settlements for bikers.

Written by Doos