Article here Backers of a long-running quest to free Michigan motorcyclists of the requirement that they wear helmets launched a renewed effort Monday -- hoping to sway skeptics by paying a fee for bareheaded riding that could bring the state $25 million. One important skeptic: Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who vetoed the last attempt to make helmets optional in the state. Granholm thinks the law saves lives, spokeswoman Michelle Begnoche said. The latest no-helmet plan would create a license plate sticker to certify a rider was at least 21 and had personal injury insurance and two years of motorcycle experience. The stickers would cost $100 a year or $200 for three years, and would raise as much as $25 million for the cash-strapped state government, said state Rep. Barbara Farrah, D-Southgate, the bill's chief sponsor. While I'm normally the first to tout the retardation of America and the detriment to their own society in their relentless, lusting pursuit of rights & freedom... this is pretty close to being ok, yeah? I mean - helmets are a damn good idea; but a lot of people do believe in personal choice as well. I think if there's going to be an allowance for helmets to be optional - this isn't a bad way to do it: - over 21. - 2 years riding experience. - private health insurance. - fee paid for the privelege. I don't think we should do the same, but if they did introduced similar legislation over here, that's the minimum I'd expect.