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Originally Posted by x136
I think it's 18, though it doesn't seem to be enforced (I live down the street from a high school, and kids just don't wear them).
That said, wear one anyway. It's worth it.
cal vehicle code for those who asked
"21212. (a) A person under 18 years of age shall not operate a
bicycle, a nonmotorized scooter, or a skateboard, nor shall they wear
in-line or roller skates, nor ride upon a bicycle, a nonmotorized
scooter, or a skateboard as a passenger, upon a street, bikeway, as
defined in Section 890.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, or any
other public bicycle path or trail unless that person is wearing a
properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet that meets the standards
of either the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or
the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), or
standards subsequently established by those entities. This
requirement also applies to a person who rides upon a bicycle while
in a restraining seat that is attached to the bicycle or in a trailer
towed by the bicycle."
It is also possible your town has more stringent rules.
Last edited by Suttree; 11-22-08 at 03:01 AM.