Avoid getting a ticket! NEW Helmet Laws for Children in Manitoba Starting May 1st

helmetAvoid getting a ticket and check out the new Manitoba bike law effective May 1st 2013.

On May 1st, 2013 a new law takes effect in Manitoba that mandates the use of bicycle helmets for cyclists under the age of 18. If you are under 18, and not wearing a bike helmet while cycling, or are a parent or guardian of someone under 18 that is not wearing a bike helmet while cycling, you can be ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act.

This law also provides an alternative to paying a fine, for cyclists who have received their first ticket for not wearing a helmet. They can take the Manitoba Bike Helmet Safety Course and have their fine dismissed.

See more info here:

http://www.gov.mb.ca/healthyliving/hlp/bikesafety/bikehelmet/index.html

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