We see more and more motorcycles and mopeds on the streets nowadays because of the price of gas. I've seen quite a few people riding without helmets. Is there a helmet law in Lawrence? If so, then why aren't the police enforcing it?
According to Lawrence's standard traffic ordinance, "No person under the age of 18 years shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle or a motorized bicycle unless wearing a helmet." "Officers may take enforcement action when any violation of a standard traffic ordinance occurs," said Sgt. Bill Cory, Lawrence Police spokesman.