A cyclist got hit by a car, and ended up with a broken collarbone and ruptured spleen, but credits his helmet with preventing much worse injury.
It was Ohio State Rep Mike Skindell, and now he’s pushing a helmet bill (article) that would fine parents if their children don’t wear helmets.
Normally, I would be somewhat opposed to helmet laws. While I’m all for helmets, I don’t much care for the trampling of individual rights. As Americans, we have the right to be stupid. But when it comes to children, I agree that they should be wearing helmets. And the bill states that the fines should be used to buy helmets for the children of low income families, which I see as a wise decision.
Now if we can just get the kids to wear them…