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Skateboard helmet laws are getting stricter

Skateboard helmet laws are getting stricter


IS.>>AVERAGE OF TWO DOZEN SKATE BOARDERS DYING EACH YEAR OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS.>>AS MIKE TELLS US TONIGHT, SOME LAWMAKERS ARE PUSH TO GO REQUIRE HELMETS FOR CHILDREN UP TO 16 YEARS OLD.>>ZACK FIND THE CHALLENGE OF LEARNING NEW MOVE ON T SKATE BOARD INTOXICATING.>>AFTER AWHILE NOT LANDING TRICK THEN YOU FINALLY LAND THE TRICK JUST RIDING AWAY. THE FEELING OF RIDING AWAY.>>Reporter: EXHILARATING.>>YES.>>Reporter: O’BRIEN AND HIS FRIENDS NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMET ON THE BOARD BUT IF THEY WERE ON A BIKE, HELMETS WOULD BE REQUIRED. NOW STATE REPRESENTATIVE RICHARD STARK HAS FILED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD REQUIRE HELMET ON TEENS 16 AND UNDER WHEN ON A SKATE BOARD. THE IDEA CAME FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BROWARD COUNTY AFTER THE DEATH OF THEIR CLASSMATE MAX CARD.>>SKATEBOARDE>>SKATE BOARDING KIDS GOING TO THE PARK AND DOING CRAZY THINGS AND THEY ARE NOT WEARING A HELMET. AND ITEM MORE DANGEROUS THAN RIDING BIKE.>>Reporter: WEB SITE SKATERS FOR PUBLIC SKATE PARK HAS BEEN TRACKING DEATH FOR 5 YEARS. THE AVERAGE IN THE MID 20’S BUT THE VAST MAJORITY ARE FROM SKATERS HIT BY CARS ON THE STREET OR FROM BEING TOWED BY A CAR. THE TEENS WERE SPLIT. IF THE HELMET REQUIREMENT WERE TO BECOME LAW MOST WOULD DISOBEY IT.>>THEY GET IN THE WAY LIKE WHEN YOU TRY AND AIR OUT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES IT WILL FALL DOWN AND BLIND YOU THEN YOU GET EVEN MORE HURT THAN YOU WOULD WITHOUT THE HELMET.>>Reporter: ZACK SAYS HE MIGHT GIVE UP SKATING FOR A YEAR. IF THE BILL PASSES DON’T EXPECT THE SKATE BOARD POLICE. THE IDEA IS EDUCATION. POLICE SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD COULD HAND OUT TICKET UNDER THE LEGISLATION WHICH CALLS FOR A FICHBILITY REPORTING FROM THE STATE CAPITOL, CHANNEL 4, THE LOCAL STATION.>>>LEGISLATION ALLOWS FINES ON

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