Motorcycle Helmet Safety

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue: 2. Persona and POV statement Persona:

    Grayson Rivera

53 years old

Leader of a proactive biker group in Michigan


  • An advocate for motorcycle safety

  • Has another kid named Joseph that has actively grown closer to his family after the vicious loss.

  • In a biker group that dedicate themselves to protection

User: Grayson, a grieving father that recently lost his daughter Karla  in a motorcycle accident.

Need: He wants to prevent further possible deaths by getting a universal law passed for helmet use.

Insight: His view is that if the law required helmet use for all ages, his daughter's death could have been avoided.


  • Pass an universal law in MI for all age helmet use

  • Prevent motorcycle caused deaths, starting with helmet use

  • Teach and Inform all current and future bike riders about the importance of safety.


3. Potential Solutions:

Describe three reasonable, feasible potential solutions or approaches that would help address this problem.

SOLUTION 1: Passing an Universal Law for Helmet use in Michigan.

By passing an universal law, everyone will be required to wear helmets and protection everyones safety by doing so.

SOLUTION 2: Raising the age limit.

If it isn´t possible to pass an all around law, possibly at least raising the age limit could help for the less experienced riders. 

SOLUTION 3: Expanding Safety Courses. 

Possibly by spreading more awareness to all future and current riders by more in depth learning courses could encourge people to wear helmets while riding if they know the dangers and horrid possiblities. 



Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

In Michigan, there is only a partial law for the use of helmets on motorcycles. The law entitles that 20 years and younger have to wear a helmet and 21 years and older with less than $20,000 in medical insurance and those who have not passed a safety course or have not held an endorsement for at least 2 years.

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

This would make a differece for motorcyclist that don´t meet the requirement of the Michigan partial helmet law  because it is reducing the risk of traumatic brain injury and the fatality rate. 

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Most of my family members ride motorcycles and I plan on being a rider myself when I am older and I heard them mention this helmet law a few times and it gave me the idea doe this proposal. 

How has your service activity influenced your thinking about this proposal?

I´d like as much safety as possible around because as well all know a tragic death is horrible. By giving a chance to decrease the death rate.

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