“Motorcycle accidents are a very small percentage of accidents overall,” said Vince Consiglio, president of the motorcycle safety and advocacy group ABATE. “Data from other states demonstrates that states that remove mandatory helmet laws do not see an increase in insurance premiums, and states that institute helmet laws do not see a corresponding decrease in insurance rates.”
This is why I have totally stop supporting the AMA and ABATE. They claim to be about motorcycle safety and yet they both advocate AGAINST Helmet Laws! Yes, I understand people want their freedom of choice and yes, it will help get rid of the stupid when they die in crashes, but if Safety is your concern then advocating FOR helmet laws should be your priority. The AAA seems to be the only one who cares about people lives. Safety and wearing a helmet go hand in hand.
“Under the new Michigan law, bikers who are 21 years old and who carry $20,000 in additional medical insurance may forgo wearing a helmet. They also must hold the state’s motorcycle endorsement for at least two years or have passed a safety course. If bike passengers want to go without a helmet, they must also be 21 and be covered by an additional $20,000 of insurance.”
Really, and who the F*** is going to stop them? Cops aren’t going to pull over every young kid they see on a bike and ask. Even then your insurance card doesn’t say what kind of coverage you have on it. I’m looking at mine right now from progressive and it has nothing like that on there.
I do wear my Helmet, Jacket and Gloves every time I leave my house. For my commute to work I wear jeans and my steal toe work boots. When I go out for the long rides I then put on my over pants and riding boots. But I will never ever go without those three items above and will never ever let anyone ride pillion without them either.
Never Trade the Thrills of Living for the Security of Existence.