Opponent of Helmet Laws Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Peter Pettalia, 61, a Rep. of Michigan who voted against universal helmet laws was killed in a motorcycle accident. A driver of a pickup truck drove into Pettalia’s lane hitting and killing him. Despite being an opponent of the helmet laws, he was wearing one at the time of the accident.

Pettalia was a voice for the motorcyclists’ that want the freedom to choose whether or not they wear a helmet. Currently, there are 28 states that do not require motorcycle riders to wear a helmet, Michigan is one of them. Pettalia served District 106 in Michigan since 2010 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2014, 58% of the fatal motorcycle accidents involved another vehicle. 36% of the motorcyclists that were killed in a single or multi-vehicle crash were 50 years old and up. The Hurt Report claims that two out of three motorcycle accidents involving a car or truck are the other driver's fault.

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