Overland City, MO, passes mandatory bicycle helmet law

According to a story in the Suburban Journals:
The Overland City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday night mandating that cyclists wear helmets.

"It is really a safety issue," Mayor Bob Dody said. "Wearing helmets can help save lives."

The ordinance applies to users of bicycles and motorized bicycles. . . .

A fine of up to $1,000 could be imposed for cyclists who violate the ordinance.
After talking with the Overland City Clerk, Bob Foster of the St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation offers this more complete and correct information:
1) The mandatory helmet law only applies to children 17 and under
2) Maximum fine is $25, payable by parent or guardian (not $1,000!)
3) The fine can be waived upon presentation of a helmet, or receipt

[Thanks to Bob of STLBikeFed for the link.]


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