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.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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