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Bill revised after adult cyclists balk at helmet requirement
Bill revised after adult cyclists balk at helmet requirement

A bill that would have required all bicycle-riding adults to wear a helmet in California has been scaled back following wide opposition from numerous bicycling organizations. SB-192, written by state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), was introduced earlier this year and sought to expand the law making helmets, currently mandatory for cyclists under 18, required for everyone. Violators incur a $25 citation, the same price Liu was proposing for adults. But a number of bike groups such as the California Bicycle Coalition and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition say a helmet mandate could discourage people from getting on a bike in the first place. Tamika Butler,...

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