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Thursday, March 30, 2006
NJ cyclists under 17 please read the following
"Effective March 1, 2006 young people under the age of 17 are required to wear an approved helmet when cycling, roller skating, in-line skating, or skateboarding. In the past the law affected riders under the age of 14. We urge you to share this information with your residents.
Each year, bicyclists are killed or injured in New Jersey due to bicycle crashes. Many bicycle deaths result from bicycle-motor vehicle collisions. However, injuries can happen anywhere, including parks, bike paths and driveways, and often do not involve motor vehicles.
Head injury is the most serious injury type and the most common cause of death among bicyclists. The most severe injuries are those to the brain that cause permanent damage. Bicycle helmets can prevent or diminish the severity of these injuries.
The Division of Highway Traffic Safety assists county, municipal and law enforcement agencies with education, public awareness and enforcement of the bicycle helmet law and other bicycle safety issues.
For more information on the new law and other bicycle safety issues, please go to The Division's website at www.saferoads.com " (info from the following site: http://www.millstone.nj.us/notices.htm )

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