Health care groups band together against proposed helmet law changes
Washtenaw County health care organizations are among those banding together against a new measure that would some allow individuals older than 21 choice when it comes to wearing a helmet on a motorcycle in Michigan.
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Currently, helmets are mandatory for all motorcyclists in the state.
In the joint letter, the organizations cite a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that says 50 lives in Michigan and $86 million are saved via the helmet law.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm vetoed helmet law repeal efforts in 2006 and 2008, according to a UMHS news release. Snyder has yet to take a stand on the issue, the release states.
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