Sound Off

Is there an actual law that requires children to wear helmets while riding bicycles? If so, does that law also apply to children being towed in trailers pulled by bicycles?

Megan Gilliland, communications manager for the city, said yes, the city code requires that no person younger than 15 ride a bicycle within city limits without properly wearing an approved skate or bicycle helmet securely fastened by a chin or neck strap. Although the ordinance does not specifically mention carts or trailers pulled by a bicycle, for the safety of the passenger, the city recommends using a helmet to protect the riders in case of an accident.


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