Controversial New Law On Table Affecting Indiana Youth
Thursday, January 23, 2020

A new law is on the books in Indiana that would require all youths to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, skateboard, or skates on public property. The new law being pushed by safety advocates listened intently as the bill was discussed on Tuesday by the Indiana House public safety committee.

The new policy would give police officers the option to issue tickets with maximum $25 fines to violators under age 18 or impound the riding device until the child is shown to have a proper helmet.

The bill being sponsored by Republican Representative Randy Frye of Greensburg, said the proposal is aimed to encourage helmet use by not making fines an option until 2021 and also setting up a process for providing helmets to police and fire departments for free distribution to youths.