Regulation Works: As Motorcycle Helmet Laws Ease, Injuries Increase

Regulation Works: As Motorcycle Helmet Laws Ease, Injuries Increase

\" \" New analysis of injuries in Michigan following an easing-back of helmet laws show the efficacy of such regulation in reducing injuries. A new study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery demonstrates that motorcycle helmet laws do a lot to prevent people's skulls and faces from getting crushed in motorcycle accidents. AdvertisementIn 2012, Michigan eased up on its motorcycle helmet laws. \"We urge state and national legislators to reestablish universal motorcycle helmet laws,\" said study author Nicholas S. Adams, MD, of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, in a press release.\" Trevor Williams/Getty ImagesNow That's Unsafe In the United States, 31 states do not require motorcyclists to wear helmets.

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