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No ATV helmet could soon be a problem

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Underage ATV riders might want to start looking up the prices of helmets to wear. The governor will soon consider whether to sign House Bill 1200 into law. The legislation would require off-road vehicle drivers and passengers younger than 18 years old to wear helmets. “The Senate did make […]

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Bill requiring helmets for kids riding ATVs advances

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would require those 18 and younger to wear a helmet while riding an ATV is one step closer to becoming a law. House Bill 1200 passed out of Roads and Transportation committee Wednesday with a 12-1 vote. The author of the bill, Rep. Lloyd Arnold, R-Leavenworth, […]

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Child’s deadly ATV accident inspires helmet legislation

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Kate Bruggenschmidt was not wearing a helmet in July 2015 when the ATV she was driving flipped and trapped her underneath. She died of a head injury. The 11-year-old’s story motivated Rep. Lloyd Arnold, R-Leavenworth, to introduce a bill that would require children under 18 to wear a helmet […]