County Drops Helmet Law on Popular Canyon Trail

County Drops Helmet Law on Popular Canyon Trail

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Utah County leaders repealed a helmet law for bicyclists and skateboarders on a popular county trail.

The law was adopted in August in response to broader concerns about safety, especially near Bridal Veil Falls, where people like to walk and admire the scenery in Provo Canyon. But helmets weren't popular.

"People who are worried about getting seriously hurt are going to wear helmets," said Howard Hansen, founder of Longboarders Unite.

Commissioners voted 2-0 Tuesday to pass a trail law that doesn't include helmets.

"We are somewhat disappointed but understand that they do what they think is best and that's their job," said Lance Madigan, spokesman for the county health department, which was in favor of mandatory helmets.


Information from: The Daily Herald

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