Friday, June 8, 2007

ATV Helmet Bill Passes

Here's the latest nanny state intrusion into peoples lives. Thankfully the bill allows for lightweight "multi-sport", skateboard type helmets, same as for adult motorcyclists.

Lawmakers pass helmet law for children under 18

By: Tonja Burk, Producer
Date created: 6/6/2007 10:48:22 PM
Last updated: 6/7/2007 8:44:50 AM

Legislation that would require children to wear helmets while riding off-road vehicles is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The bill would require helmets for children under 18 years old while riding dirt bikes, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles or dune buggies.

The measure would not apply to private property owned by a child's relative or legal guardian or if the child is operating the vehicle for the purpose of hunting and holds a hunting license.

The state Senate completed legislative action on the bill Wednesday.

The sponsor is Senator Diane Black of Gallatin.

Associated Press

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