New York bill would require kids to wear helmets at ski resorts


On Monday the New York State Senate passed a bill that would require kids 14 and under to wear a protective helmet when skiing and snowboarding. 

Officials say the bill would help prevent kids from head injuries when playing winter sports.  

“Requiring kids to wear a helmet is a reasonable and smart approach to keeping them safe.  As we’ve seen more and more studies on concussions, I am hopeful this will be the year this common-sense bill passes both houses of the Legislature and gets signed into law,” said Senator Little.  

Officials say the law if passed would be similar the bicycle helmet law.  Ski area would post signs and add language to lift tickets informing folks about the helmet requirements.  

According to a media release, the bill has now been sent to the Assembly.  

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