Saturday, August 20, 2011
With the Wind In Their Hair
All around Pomona, but especially in the Lincoln Park District, I am noticing kids under 18 years old riding bicycles without helmets on. Of course this includes teenagers, who want to look cool I geuss, but even younger kids are going helmetless.
As a mom, this drives me nuts! Not only does it make me wonder where the parents are (and don't I sound like my parents now), but makes me think the Pomona public schools are not doing a good job of teaching how lifesaving the helmets can be.
Here's the statue on the California Bike Law. What's so cool about it is 75% of the money goes to the County of Education towards awareness programs (which are obviously needed) and some 20% goes to the City where the ticket was given. I'm not sure what percentage of traffic tickets goes back to the City of Pomona usually, but I suspect it's low.
Hopefully a Pomona cop will start noticing all the kids riding around town with the wind in their hair and do something about it.
I really do.
Posted by me at 8:14 AM