No Helmet? No Skateboard: A Plan From the Indiana Legislature
INDIANAPOLIS — A bill being discussed by state lawmakers would make helmets a requirement for kids doing certain activities.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg), would require all kids under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while riding a bike, skateboard, scooter, or inline skates on public property.
Kids caught breaking the law could be fined up to $25 dollars. Parents who knowingly allow their child to ride without a helmet could also be fined. The law would also allow police to impound the bike, skateboard, scooter, or skates until the child is shown to have a proper helmet.
Rep. Frye said his proposal would set up a process for providing helmets to police and fire stations for free distribution to children.
The House Public Safety Committee could vote on the measure next week.
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