State Bill Would Require All Bicyclists to Wear Helmets

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Democratic State Senator Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) is proposing a new law that requires all bike riders (not just minors) to wear helmets. Liu sees it as a way to make cycling safer. But some bike advocates oppose the plan, saying a helmet law would actually make it less safe to ride a bike. We take up the debate for and against helmets.


Dave Snyder, executive director of the California Bicycle Coalition

Robert Oakes, legislative director for State Senator Carol Liu, who represents the 25th district, which includes Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena