Poll: Most Oppose Changing Michigan Helmet Law

Published On: Oct 02 2011 04:45:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2011 11:21:02 AM EDT
LANSING, Mich. -

A new poll says a majority of likely Michigan voters opposes proposed changes that would let some adults ride motorcycles without helmets in the state.

The poll from EPIC-MRA released Friday says 68 percent of those surveyed oppose proposed legislative changes that would allow some to ride without helmets. Thirty-one percent favored the legislation and 1 percent was undecided.

The telephone poll of 600 respondents was conducted July 9-11 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The Michigan Senate has approved a bill that would allow riders 21 or older to go helmetless if they have been licensed to operate a motorcycle for two years or have passed a safety course. Motorcyclists also would need certain insurance.

The measure is pending in the House.

What do you think? Should some people be allowed to ride motorcycles without helmets in Michigan? Leave your comments below.