California Helmet Law Has No Teeth

by The Editors on September 26, 2010

A California State bill that would have required all snowboarders under 18 to wear helmets while riding at resorts has died a quick death thanks to an all-or-nothing play by California State Legislature which tied to bill to another (Assembly Bill 1652) that required ski resorts to put up more signage and create safety plans. The Governator said, “No,” according to a story in the Fresno Bee.

“Consequently, while I am signing this (helmet) bill to demonstrate my support for this measure, I recognize that it will not take effect,” Schwarzenegger said in a written statement. Senate Bill 880 would have required children under 18 to wear helmets for downhill skiing or snowboarding.

Kids will get one more season to ride helmet free before another bill comes back around next year.

[Link: Fresno Bee]

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