Pennsylvania passed a law in 1995 that requires children under age 12 to wear a helmet but the article notes that enforcement is lacking or non-existent. What police officer wants to cite a child for not wearing a helmet? No, getting kids to wear bike helmets is a parent’s job.
Having trouble getting your kids to wear helmets? See our Ten Tips to Get Your Kid to Wear a Bike Helmet .
The article also highlights some common misconceptions about Pennsylvania bicycle accidents, like the popular notion that the accident is always the bicyclist’s fault. “Nine times out of 10, it’s not the child who is at fault,” says Patty Puline of the Erie Safe Kids program, “[it’s] the drunk driver, or the person who’s on their cell phone who doesn’t see the kid, or is speeding and doesn’t see them.”
Hit By a Car While Riding Your Bike?
If you or your child has been in a Pennsylvania bicycle accident, we’ve got helpful information for you in our Pennsylvania injury law articles section. Pennsylvania bike crash victims should read Six Tips If You’ve Been Hit By a Car While Running, Cycling or Walking .
Above all else, do not sign any papers until you’ve had a free consult with an experienced Erie bicycle injury attorney. Do not accept a settlement offer from the driver’s insurance company. Do not give a recorded statement to the other insurance company.
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