How the Michigan State Police Are Dealing With the New Helmet Law

Here’s how the Michigan State Police are looking at riding without a helmet in Michigan now that the state’s helmet law has been repealed and rewritten.

In a memo sent to all MSP posts, Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue clarified for officers how the law will be enforced.

The law does not require a motorcycle operator to carry or present proof he or she has a motorcycle endorsement for at least two years or has successfully passed the motorcycle safety course.
The law does not require a motorcycle operator or passenger to carry proof of the $20,000 security required to operate or ride a motorcycle without a helmet.
Officers may not stop a motorcyclist for not wearing a helmet based on the possibility the operator or passenger may be in violation of the helmet law.
Operators and passengers who violate the new law are responsible for a civil infraction”.

Wear a helmet anyway, it just makes good sense, but at least you got to make that call of your own free will…

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  1. April 1, 2013

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