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Do No Harm: King County Board of Health Repeals Inequitably Enforced Bicycle Helmet Law

by Sarah Goh

(This article originally appeared on Real Change News and has been reprinted with permission.)


The King County Board of Health voted to repeal a law requiring helmets because of the disproportional enforcement against BIPOC community members and people experiencing homelessness.

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OPINION: King County Helmet Law Leads to Biased Enforcement, It Should Be Repealed

by Ethan C. Campbell, Vicky Clarke, and Tiffani McCoy


Last month, the Seattle Police Department ended traffic stops related to four minor violations, including not wearing a bicycle helmet. As advocates for bicyclists, safer streets, and those who are unhoused, we applaud this move to limit unnecessary police interactions in Seattle. Now, we call on the King County Board of Health to end harmful patterns of enforcement once and for all by repealing the countywide helmet law in the vote scheduled for their meeting this Thursday, Feb. 17.

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