Child bicycle helmet bill awaiting Kentucky Senate approval

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A bill that would require children to wear helmets on their bikes is awaiting Senate approval.

House Bill 280, also known as TJ’s bill, would require children under 12 to wear a helmet while riding their bike.

This bill is designed to cut down on children related brain injuries.

Supporters say they hope to use this legislation as a teaching tool, which is why the first offense would result in a warning.

Advocates say preventing brain injuries in children could save millions of dollars.

In 2010, TJ Floyd was riding his bicycle when he crashed into the back of his older brother’s bike, flipped over his handlebars and hit his head on the concrete.

The bill will go to the full Senate for a vote.

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(This story was originally published on March 11, 2019)

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