Inequity prompts King County to vote on repealing bicycle helmet law

King County Board of Health may repeal its helmet law, which data show is disproportionately enforced on communities of color and the homeless.

SEATTLE — Editor’s note: The above video on King County considering repealing its bike helmet law originally aired June 17, 2021.

SEATTLE –The King County Board of Health is considering repealing the county’s helmet law, citing inequitable enforcement.

The board is expected to meet Thursday at 1 p.m. to discuss the measure, which would replace the law with a resolution affirming the importance of bicycle helmets.

Data presented to the board on June 17 shows Black, Indigenous and people

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