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Question Are bicyclists, in-line skaters and skateboard riders required to wear helmets in New York State?

Answer Yes. The law in NYS requires bicyclists and bicycle passengers, in-line skaters and skateboard riders age 14 and younger to wear approved helmets. Parents or guardians of children who violate the helmet law can receive a fine of up to $50.

the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee web site has safety information for bicyclists and in-line skaters.

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Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Web Site

URL: http://www.safeny.ny.gov/index.htm

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