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Old 05-08-15, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
The only thing discussed in this thread is Sec. 4511.531 (A)(1) and (D)(1)(b). That ought to give you a hint. Or not.

And of course everlasting gobstoppers.


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I'm not sure what I'm missing, if anything. Based on the bill, anyone 16 or younger would be required to wear a proper helmet and there would be a fine if in violation starting one year after passage, though it can be a "fix-it" type ticket where the fine is waived with proof of purchase of a helmet. Fines go to a safety program to provide helmets to low income families. A bike rental business must provide a helmet (which they most likely already do), with bike share programs being exempt.
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Old 05-08-15, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by dpeters11 View Post
I'm not sure what I'm missing, if anything. Based on the bill, anyone 16 or younger would be required to wear a proper helmet and there would be a fine if in violation starting one year after passage, though it can be a "fix-it" type ticket where the fine is waived with proof of purchase of a helmet. Fines go to a safety program to provide helmets to low income families. A bike rental business must provide a helmet (which they most likely already do), with bike share programs being exempt.
That, and the liability stuff is almost boilerplate for this kind helmet law. You aren't missing anything, don't need any hints, nothing about it is remarkable.
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Old 05-08-15, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
That, and the liability stuff is almost boilerplate for this kind helmet law. You aren't missing anything, don't need any hints, nothing about it is remarkable.
And I don't think it'll pass.

They couldn't even get a bill passed increasing the penalty for hit and run drivers. Currently, it can a lighter penalty for someone to leave the scene than to stick around if they had been drinking, even if there's a death.
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Old 05-08-15, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
Another everlasting gobstopper thread.

The bill, which the not anti-helmet crowd might take a moment to bother to read, or not.

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I saw this:

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
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Old 05-08-15, 09:02 PM
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Don't worry about it..they did the same thing in California and within 6 months it was forgotten and largely unenforced. About the only thing it accomplished was to waste taxpayer money.
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Old 05-09-15, 07:53 PM
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Children have larger heads in proportion to their bodies than adults do so helmet laws for children make sense. We've had mandatory helmet laws for kids under 14 here for years and kids pretty much always wear helmets.
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Old 05-09-15, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Coal Buster View Post
Children have larger heads in proportion to their bodies than adults do so helmet laws for children make sense. We've had mandatory helmet laws for kids under 14 here for years and kids pretty much always wear helmets.
Or maybe many choose not to ride a bicycle at all because of that mandatory law.
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Old 05-09-15, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by sam21fire View Post
Don't worry about it..they did the same thing in California and within 6 months it was forgotten and largely unenforced. About the only thing it accomplished was to waste taxpayer money.
Unenforced by the police, but it is enforced by the schools - at least in our community. That's why all the kids I see still riding bikes to school do have helmets, but almost all of them are hanging from the handlebars ready to be worn once they get within clear sight of the school. Unfortunately the number of kids riding bikes to school dropped substantially when the law was enacted, so besides wasting taxpayer money it has also decreased fitness and increased obesity among children.
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Old 05-10-15, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Or maybe many choose not to ride a bicycle at all because of that mandatory law.
No. I don't believe that -unless an adult poisons their mind. I've seen that regarding seatbelt use many times.
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Old 05-10-15, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Coal Buster View Post
No. I don't believe that -unless an adult poisons their mind. I've seen that regarding seatbelt use many times.
Except, in my opinion, carrying a helmet with you all the time is a lot more hassle than wearing a seatbelt, especially when you're off the bike.
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Originally Posted by daihard View Post
Except, in my opinion, carrying a helmet with you all the time is a lot more hassle than wearing a seatbelt, especially when you're off the bike.
I lock mine to the bike.

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Originally Posted by raymond1354 View Post
I lock mine to the bike.
How do you lock your helmet securely to the bike? Do you have a separate helmet lock?
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Old 05-10-15, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by daihard View Post
Except, in my opinion, carrying a helmet with you all the time is a lot more hassle than wearing a seatbelt, especially when you're off the bike.
We're talking about kids here. I live across from a school yard. Kids throw their coats and jackets all over the lawn. They could care less where they throw their helmets while they're playing.
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Old 05-11-15, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Coal Buster View Post
We're talking about kids here. I live across from a school yard. Kids throw their coats and jackets all over the lawn. They could care less where they throw their helmets while they're playing.
So kids never ride to a place where they can't easily throw their helmet while off the bikes? As a kid, I used to ride to candy shops, bookstores and so on, where I'd have had to carry my helmet with me - except no-one wore bike helmets where I'm from.
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Originally Posted by daihard View Post
So kids never ride to a place where they can't easily throw their helmet while off the bikes? As a kid, I used to ride to candy shops, bookstores and so on, where I'd have had to carry my helmet with me - except no-one wore bike helmets where I'm from.


I'd rather have a kid not ride a bike than ride a bike without a helmet.
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Old 05-11-15, 10:12 AM
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I'd rather have a kid not ride a bike than ride a bike without a helmet.
What do you call your brand of advocacy?
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Old 05-11-15, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Coal Buster View Post
We're talking about kids here. I live across from a school yard. Kids throw their coats and jackets all over the lawn. They could care less where they throw their helmets while they're playing.
Probably need some helmet police at your school yard to assure that all helmets that are "thrown off" are confiscated as suspect damaged goods and require replacement with a new helmet. Just to be safe, ya know.

The helmet police can call for parents to pick up the de-helmeted children in the much safer family car.
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Has anybody seen that commercial where some kids wearing life jackets were in a rowboat without a paddle drifting aimlessly?
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Old 05-11-15, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
What do you call your brand of advocacy?
Morally correct.
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Old 05-11-15, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Coal Buster View Post
Morally correct.
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Originally Posted by Coal Buster View Post
I'd rather have a kid not ride a bike than ride a bike without a helmet.
You do realize that there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of kids that rode bikes, grew up and reached old age, just fine long before bike helmets were even thought of... I confess, I am one of the helmetless youth.

Heck I used to also visit playgrounds that only had rough dirt and rocks under the swings and slides... and we had tall climbing bars too.
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You do realize that there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of kids that rode bikes, grew up and reached old age, just fine long before bike helmets were even thought of... I confess, I am one of the helmetless youth.

Heck I used to also visit playgrounds that only had rough dirt and rocks under the swings and slides... and we had tall climbing bars too.
Oh the immoral lives we all lead back in the day before Bell Helmet saved the souls of humanity!
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
You do realize that there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of kids that rode bikes, grew up and reached old age, just fine long before bike helmets were even thought of... I confess, I am one of the helmetless youth.

Heck I used to also visit playgrounds that only had rough dirt and rocks under the swings and slides... and we had tall climbing bars too.
Of course the one's that didn't aren't posting here.
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ah who needs safety laws, right?

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Old 05-11-15, 01:02 PM
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Mods please send this thread that has sunk into the morass of goofiness to the appropriate sticky hell hole reserved for brain dead discussions about helmets.
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