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Michigan Senate Committee Votes in Favor of 'Opt-Out' Option for State's Helmet Law; AAA Says Deaths and Injuries Will Increase
Date:10/17/2007

na. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that in the three years after Florida's repeal of its mandatory helmet law in 2000, 933 motorcyclists were killed, an 81 percent increase.

Another study found that fatalities grew by more than 50 percent in Kentucky and 100 percent in Louisiana after those states struck down mandatory helmet laws. Because of increased injuries and deaths, Louisiana legislators reinstated the motorcycle helmet requirement.

In Florida after the helmet law was repealed, the cost of hospital care for motorcycle injuries grew from $21 million to $44 million in the 30 months after the law changed.


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