LTE Earle Macpherson on Enforcing Bike Helmet Laws in Cornwall Ontario – April 9, 2013

LTE Earle Macpherson on Enforcing Bike Helmet Laws in Cornwall Ontario – April 9, 2013

bikeHello Everyone.

I have witnessed today no less than 17 Juveniles riding by my home without the necessary head gear required by law and I quote.

1.. Cycling Skills – 5) Cycling and The Law – Ministry of Transportation

HTA 104 – Helmets Every cyclist under the age of eighteen must wear an approved bicycle helmet. Parents or guardians shall not knowingly permit cyclists under sixteen to ride without a helmet.

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/cycling-guide/section5.0.shtml

Where is the enforcement of these laws, in my opinion it is non existent.  I also observe on a regular basis adults riding the sidewalks of this city. It’s time we crack down on these violators. The schools and parents who ignore their children breaking these laws on a regular basis should be made an example of by being fined or warned of this situation. No one can convince me that the schools are not aware of this situation as they see these students coming to school every day without headgear. Parents are not being very responsible when they see their children daily leaving there home without a helmet

Why have laws if they are not enforced. It is a shame that this problem has existed for so long, it is unacceptable and something should be done about it immediately

Earle Macpherson

Cornwall,On

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