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March 8, 2021
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(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A few hundred motorcyclists from around
the state gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to show
support for legislation that would allow them to ride without
The annual rally was organized by American Bikers Aiming Toward
Education, which wants to change the Michigan law that requires all
motorcycle riders to wear helmets.
The group has tried to change the state law for several years.
The latest proposal to alter the law is pending in the state House.
The group's efforts to change the helmet law came closer than
ever to success last year.
The bill that would have made helmets optional passed both the
House and Senate, but it was vetoed by Governor Granholm, who says
motorcycle helmets save lives.
Granholm remains opposed to riding without a helmet.

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