Yee pushes helmets for kids who ski, snowboard 

State Sen. Leland Yee wants kids under the age of 18 to wear helmets when they hit the ski slopes in California.

Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, proposed SB 880, extending the current law requiring minors to wear helmets when riding bikes to skiing and snowboarding.

Yee’s office noted that half of all skiing deaths are caused by head injuries, and helmets would significantly reduce the number of head injuries.

“We think it’s reasonable to say that parents need to make sure kids are wearing helmets on the slopes,” said Adam Keigwin, a spokesman for Yee.

 — Erin Sherbert

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