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Utah County Considers Helmet Ordinance for Longboarders, Cyclists

Utah County Considers Helmet Ordinance for Longboarders, Cyclists



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Helmets could be optional for adults in Utah County for cyclists, longboarders and skateboarders in Provo Canyon instead of making them required by a county ordinance.

Utah county commissioners are considering whether a new ordinance should only recommend the use of helmets.

The county banned longboards from the canyon after an accident where a longboarder hit and injured a girl. Longboarders were allowed to return to the canyon, but only if they agreed to wear helmets and stay in designated lanes.

Many longboarders complained that the helmet law was unfair.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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