....said nobody, ever. On the other hand: Michigan had an 18% increase in biker fatalies from 2011 to 2012 Michigan has seen an 18% increase in biker deaths between 2011 and 2012 since removing the mandatory helmet law in April 2012. :eek1 The Michigan State say that a year isnt enough time to determine whether removing the helmet law was the cause of increased motorcycle deaths. Last year, Michigan had an unusual summer it was hotter and drier than normal with higher temperatures and caused an increase bikers riding. In 2012, there were 129 biker deaths compared to the 109 deaths in 2011. Whether those deaths could had been prevented by helmets is unknown. http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2...increase-in-biker-fatalies-from-2011-to-2012/ Folks who promoted the change in motorcycle helmet law in Michigan should be really proud of themselves. They struck a blow for freedom, I tell ya.