Should Kids Wear Helmets while Ice Skating? Some N.J. Lawmakers Think So
TRENTON — It might get a cold reception from some New Jersey kids, but state lawmakers have begun advancing a bill that would require them to wear helmets while ice skating. The Assembly Women and Children Committee voted 5-1 to advance the bipartisan measure ( A1437), which would require minors 18 to wear helmets on the… [click the headline]
A 2004 study published in the journal Pediatrics found that the “proportion of head injuries among ice-skaters… was greater than that observed for participants in other types of skating” and recommended mandatory helmet use for children at indoor ice rinks, where most of the injuries occurred.
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