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Chapter 11.70
HELMET REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUNG PERSONS RIDING CERTAIN VEHICLES

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11.70.010    Helmet requirements for young persons riding certain vehicles.

 

11.70.010 Helmet requirements for young persons riding certain vehicles.

A.    It shall be unlawful for any person under eighteen years of age to operate or ride upon in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, coasters, toy motorized vehicles, gasoline or electric motor-driven cycles or scooters, bicycles, tricycles, unicycles, or any similar vehicles on any public property or private property that is open for public use within the city and borough of Sitka, including highways, streets, roads, bikeways or trails, or rights-of-way, unless that person wears a certified protective helmet that is properly fitted and that is properly fastened. This requirement also applies to any minor who rides in a restraining seat, trailer, backpack or similar child-restraining device used by someone who operates in-line or roller skates, skateboards, scooters, coasters, toy motor vehicles, gasoline or electric motor-driven cycles or scooters, bicycles, tricycles, or any similar vehicles. A parent or guardian having control or custody of a minor whose conduct violates this section shall be liable for the fine imposed by this section.

B.    No parent or guardian of any minor shall allow the minor to violate this chapter.

C.    A certified protective helmet is a helmet containing a manufacturer certification that meets the standards of the American National Standards Institute, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

D.    For the first violation of this section, the individual cited will be given the opportunity to correct the citation by providing proof to the Sitka police department that a helmet was purchased or acquired otherwise for the minor. If such evidence is presented, the city and borough or court shall dismiss such citation. The fine for a violation of this section following a citation that has been dismissed based on the previous two sentences or sustained shall be twenty-five dollars. The fine for a violation that follows a violation that has resulted in a twenty-five dollar fine shall be fifty dollars. (Ord. 05-11 § 4, 2005.)

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