Section 16-238 Use of Protective Helmets.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17642 on 04/07/2003, Section 16-238 read as follows.
(a) No person fifteen (15) years of age or younger shall wear, ride or use
any roller skates,
inline skates, roller blades, skateboards, or scooter, as these things are commonly defined, within
the city limits without properly wearing an approved skate or bicycle helmet securely fastened by
chin or neck strap.
(b) An approved skate or bicycle helmet is headgear which meets or exceeds
standard for protective helmets set by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission federal
(c) No parent, custodian, or legal guardian of a person fifteen (15) years
of age or younger shall
allow that person to wear, ride or use any roller skates, in-line skates, roller blades, skateboards,
scooter or tricycle within the city limits as set out in this ordinance without wearing an approved
skate or bicycle helmet. This is an offense of absolute liability.
(d) Violation of this section is an infraction punishable by a fine of not
less than $5.00 nor
more than $25.00.