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11:00 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Milton ditches bike helmet law, says rules created liability

Tacoma still requires helmets, though this person wasn't too worried about it.
Evan Hoover KPLU

No helmet laws, no liability — at least that’s the way the city of Milton sees it.

For insurance reasons, the Milton City Council last week repealed the section of city code, in place since 1997, that mandated people riding bicycles, skateboards, scooters and roller skates in public places wear helmets.

"We want to stress personal responsibility and expect people to use the skate park at their own risk," says City Administrator Subir Mukerjee. 

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