Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Helmet Law I Like...

Deerfield did it right with respect to their helmet law. Excerpted below, Deerfield's village code requires persons under the age of 16 to use a helmet, it provides for standards the helmet must meet, and it allows that proof of compliance within 10 days after the violation may be used as a defense. More importantly, Deerfield built in language that prohibits a lack of helmet to be used against a cyclist in a civil suit. This means that drivers who negligently hit a cyclist who was not wearing a helmet will not be able to assert the lack of helmet as evidence of contributory negligence.

For the rest of this post, please see:
http://lawyerjimfreeman.com/blog/2009/05/26/helmet-law-i