Columbia, MO, implements helmet law for cyclists 16 and under

According to an article on KMIZ-TV's web site, "A new [Columbia] city law went into effect Saturday, requiring all children under the age of 16 to wear helmets when using bikes, roller skates, in-line blades, skateboards and scooters within the city limits."

The fine is between $5 and $25. It can be waived if parents provide proof of purchasing a helmet.

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