Saturday, October 10, 2009

Dallas resumes helmet-law enforcement

Dallas police are again enforcing a city ordinance requiring bicycle riders to wear a helmet. Enforcement was suspended in June after a judge ruled it unconstitutional in a case where the law appeared to have been used as a pretext for a drug search. Now, with that ruling under appeal, enforcement has begun again. The local statute applies to adults as well as children. As you could imagine, the report in the Dallas Morning News kicked off plenty of lively comment.

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