January 13, 2011, Introduced by Rep. LeBlanc and referred to the Committee on Transportation.
A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled
"Michigan vehicle code,"
by amending section 658 (MCL 257.658), as amended by 2002 PA 494.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 658. (1) A person propelling a bicycle or operating a
motorcycle or moped shall not ride other than upon and astride a
permanent and regular seat attached to that vehicle.
(2) A bicycle or motorcycle shall not be used to carry more
persons at 1 time than the number for which it is designed and
(3) A moped or an electric personal assistive mobility device
shall not be used to carry more than 1 person at a time.
operating or riding on a motorcycle, and any person
less than 19 years of age operating
a moped on a public
thoroughfare shall wear a crash helmet on his or her head. A person
less than 21 years of age operating or riding on a motorcycle shall
wear a crash helmet on his or her head. A person 21 years of age or
older operating or riding on a motorcycle is not required to wear a
crash helmet on his or her head if the person has in effect
security in the amount of $20,000.00 for the payment of first-party
medical benefits payable in the event that he or she is involved in
a motorcycle accident, as provided in section 3103 of the insurance
code of 1956, 1956 PA 218, MCL 500.3103. Crash helmets shall be
approved by the department of state police. The department of state
police shall promulgate rules for the implementation of this
pursuant to under the administrative procedures act of
1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328. Rules in effect on June 1,
shall apply to helmets required by this act. This subsection
does not apply to a person operating or riding in an autocycle if
vehicle is equipped with a roof
which that meets or exceeds
standards for a crash helmet.
(5) A person operating or riding in an autocycle shall wear
seat belts when on a public highway in this state.