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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Helmet Bill Proposed

The Associated Press

BOISE - State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require children age 12 and younger to wear a helmet while riding their bicycles on Idaho roadways.

Sen. Diane Bilyeu, D-Pocatello, brought the legislation to the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

Bilyeu says the bill was prompted by eastern Idaho man, whose 8-year-old daughter was struck by a car while riding her bicycle. Bilyeu says the man approached her with the battered helmet that he believes saved his daughter's life, convincing her to introduce the legislation.

Under the bill, kids who are bicycle passengers would also have to wear a helmet.

1 comment:

  1. If the State can require seatbelts, why not bike helmets?