Under what circumstance would an officer be able to pull me over in Michigan to investigate whether me or my bike passenger are illegally riding a motorcycle without a helmet?
Stopping a motorcyclist for “improperly” riding without a helmet would be difficult, if that is the only reason for the stop. Generally, to justify a traffic stop, an officer must have an articulable suspicion of illegal conduct. Other than a person who may appear obviously younger than 21 riding without a helmet, it would be difficult for an officer to have an articulable suspicion that a person has not had an endorsement for at least 2 years; has not passed a motorccle safety course; or does not have the required medical coverage on his/her motorcycle policy.
In honor of the new Michigan helmet law, or Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers created an infographic that visually displays each states helmet laws. The states are defined by a color key that informs a biker what helmet law requirements that particular state has. There are five different variations in motorcycle helmet law requirements; including Free Choice (no helmet restrictions) to NO CHOICE (everyone riding a motorcycle must wear a bike helmet.)
You can view this "State Motorcycle Helmet Law Graphic" by clicking on the above link - "Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers." The graphic is displayed on that webpage as well as other valuable information on a motorcyclists rigths after a biker injury accident.
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