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Baltimore Cycling News: February 4, 2013

Bicyclists Oppose Mandatory Helmet Bill

A mandatory helmet law, introduced into the Maryland House of Delegates last week and requiring all bicyclists to wear protective headgear, faces blowback from bicycling advocates.

Currently, only bicyclists under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet at all times.

Nate Evans, Baltimore City’s bicycle and pedestrian planner and an avid cyclist, explained in a recent post at that he believes a mandatory bicycling helmet law for adults in Maryland represents “a step backward.”

Posted in Baltimore Cycling News.