Should parents be charged if kids aren’t wearing bike helmets?

The Globe & Mail

First, your son is hit by a car while riding his bike. Then, the police charge you with failing to make sure he was wearing a helmet.

It may seem like a cruel double-whammy, but in Ontario (and many other jurisdictions), it’s the law. The case happened this weekend in Sudbury, where police say the nine-year-old boy is “lucky his injuries were not worse,” after failing to stop at a stop sign, according to a piece in Northernlife.ca.

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