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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Study Says Motorcycle Crash Medical Claims Went Up 20% After States Stopped Requiring Helmet Usage

Many motorcycle riders don't like to wear helmets. Many states don't require such usage anymore. Some now see increases occurring in medical claims resulting from motorcycle accidents where riders aren't wearing helmets. A story in huffingtonpost.com by Joan Lowy says these increases may be 20%. Here's an excerpt:
"The average medical claim from a motorcycle crash rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets, according to an insurance industry study. Across the nation, motorcyclists opposed to mandatory helmet use have been chipping away at state helmet laws for years while crash deaths have been on the rise." -- Joan Lowy, Huffingtonpost.com
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