Senate Bill 291 lets motorcyclists choose whether to wear a helmet if they are at least 21 years old, carry additional insurance and have passed a motorcycle safety course or have had their motorcycle endorsement for at least two years. Motorcycle passengers who want to exercise this option also must be 21 or older and carry additional insurance. S.B. 291 is now Public Act 98 of 2012.
A detailed description of the bill may be found online at www.legislature.mi.gov.