Angry New Yorker

Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Nanny State Redux

Anyone care to hazard a guess when our paternal nanny state finally passes a law requiring everyone just walking down the street to wear a helmet? Don't laugh... it's coming. First they came for the bicyclists, then the roller bladers, and now the skateboarders. ;-)


NY Passes Law Requiring Young Skateboarders To Wear Helmets

Parents thinking of buying their kids a skateboard for Christmas will soon be legally required to supply a helmet as well. That’s because Governor George Pataki on Wednesday signed a new law requiring any skateboarder under the age of 14 to wear a helmet. The law extends a measure that previously only covered bicyclists and roller bladers. The new law also makes it illegal for skateboarders to hitch a ride on the back of cars and buses. The legislation takes effect January 1st.

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