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KY kids under 12 would have to wear bicycle helmet under bill

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FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) -

Children under the age of 12 would be required to wear helmets while riding bicycles under a new legislation.

House Bill 52 passed on Tuesday in the House Transportation Committee. A 77-5 vote in favor of HB 52 passed in the House. The bill now goes to the Senate for its consideration.

The bill was filed in honor of an Oldham County teenager who received a traumatic brain injury after falling off his bike at the age of 7. 

A similar bill passed the House last year but did not become law.

HB 52 would not fine someone if a child doesn’t wear a helmet. The bill was amended by the House to clarify that violations would not be subject to fines if the bill become law. 

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