April 10, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA
, encouraged all motorcyclists to wear their helmets in
, even though the law has been repealed. A new study found if
had not repealed its mandatory helmet law in 2012, there could have been 26 fewer motorcycle deaths and 49 fewer injuries.
As the one-year anniversary of the repeal of
's mandatory motorcycle helmet law nears on
, AAA joined a broad coalition of law enforcement agencies, health care professionals, insurance companies – and motorcycle riders – at a news conference at the State Capitol Building in
to urge motorcyclists to wear their helmets.
also encourages legislators to reconsider the law, which erased more than three decades of
's mandatory helmet law. A new study by the
University of Michigan
Transportation Researcher Dr.
supports what "Heads First Coalition" members, including AAA Michigan, have argued for years – that states whose mandatory helmet laws were repealed saw an increase in motorcycle fatalities and injuries.
SOURCE AAA Michigan