California children must wear a helmet to ride a bicycle, skates, skateboard or non-motorized scooter – but not to zoom down a snowy mountain at high speeds without brakes.
That could change soon.
It seems to me that parents have this situation well in hand. Why does the government even need to get involved?
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R- Irvine, said life and sport inevitably pose risk of injury and overzealous government, left unchecked, someday could require thrill-seekers to wear a full crash helmet and cover themselves in bubble wrap.
DeVore is, I believe, running to replace Barbara Boxer in the Senate.
This bill is more evidence that the legislature has too much time on its hands and needs to become part-time.
Update: Want another silly one? How about a Massachusetts law requiring day-care children to brush their teeth? Not a bad idea, of course, but do we really need a law for that?