SMARTER presents at Michigan 2023 Traffic Safety Summit

SMARTER presented a breakout workshop session titled Wind in my Hair - The Cost of Going Without a Motorcycle helmet. The session provided a look at the Michigan motorcyclist crash and fatality data for the ten-year period following the repeal of the Michigan all-rider motorcycle helmet requirement, the economic cost associated with the repeal and an overview of MI specific research conducted following the repeal. The cost of the “adult choice” requirement compared to an all-rider requirement for the years 2012 – 2022 equals over $2 billion and 200-300 lives.