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Old 06-02-2010, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Senate OKs Child Ski Helmet Bill - Politics News Story - KCRA Sacramento

Mis-guided at best. At worst, could cause a whole bunch of increases for resort users as it's probably going to force the resort to monitor this. Maybe cops on the slopes, but I doubt that one.

The bullshit is getting neck deep out there. If you live in Cali, time to start bitching at your local representatives.
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We get cops on the slopes in Breck don't see why not in Cali.
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Cops on the slopes wouldn't even be necessary. I bet the lifties will be required to not let anyone under 18 ride the lift without a helmet or the resort could face massive penalties.

I agree the bullshit is getting neck deep. How about the senate figures out next years budget instead of wasting precious time on some bullshit helmet law
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I think this will come in Canada soon. Whistler already has mandatory helmets for all children in ski school under 19, but it does provide them for free.Good to know if your bringing a young family here.

I don't think its necessarily a bad thing every year we have a death or 2 here that would have been avoided buy wearing a helmet. Very sad when they are young...
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I think this will come in Canada soon. Whistler already has mandatory helmets for all children in ski school under 19, but it does provide them for free.Good to know if your bringing a young family here.

I don't think its necessarily a bad thing every year we have a death or 2 here that would have been avoided buy wearing a helmet. Very sad when they are young...
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$$$$$ for Cali is what it boils down to imo
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Here in Idaho, it's legal to drive a motorcycle without a helmet. If you eat shit and die, that's your own responsibility. California's biggest problem is that they have to try save everyone from themselves. I can understand when it effects others, but when it's individual liability, it should be up to the individual to decide. Oh wait I forgot, lawyers have made it so that no ones responsible for their actions anymore, creating lawsuits, (and lawyer jobs) at every corner.
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At lest one area on Hood is going to require helmet use for employees next season.

I wonder how much this saves on insurance for a ski area?
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At lest one area on Hood is going to require helmet use for employees next season.

I wonder how much this saves on insurance for a ski area?

This is what it all comes down too. If it means less chance of getting sued the hills will do it. A time is coming when everyone will have to wear one. I think any parent not giving their kid a helmet is a douche anyway.
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Here in Idaho, it's legal to drive a motorcycle without a helmet. If you eat shit and die, that's your own responsibility. California's biggest problem is that they have to try save everyone from themselves. I can understand when it effects others, but when it's individual liability, it should be up to the individual to decide. Oh wait I forgot, lawyers have made it so that no ones responsible for their actions anymore, creating lawsuits, (and lawyer jobs) at every corner.
I think the main difference between motorcycle helmet laws and resort helmet laws is that the mountain resorts are private entities that are easier to sue if some person can find any little thing that may show negligence(or what a lawyer can twist and twist to pass for it).

And as someone else said this might end up being something that might help the resorts in a way if it can lower insurance rates. And if that is so, I can see many resorts begin to mandate helmet usage.
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