In Onondaga County it is the law that
you must wear a helmet if you are 18 or under on a bike, in-line
skates, skateboard, or scooter. Many people think the law is 14 or
16 - this is because many towns have their own laws that were enacted
prior to the law in Onondaga County, which overrides the town
laws in the county.
Did you know most counties, at least locally,
have programs to assist people in getting helmets (as well as car seats
for babies/toddlers)? Many counties sponsor programs throughout their
towns as well, and use a sliding scale for fees because it is so
important. They also will help fit the helmets, and have different
styles and colors to choose from. If you choose to buy your own from a
store, make sure it has a CPSC label, and that you know how to fit it.