More than likely, when you first learned to ride a bike out on the streets of Provo or any other city in Utah, your parents placed the utmost importance of safety. Whether it was riding on the sidewalk or returning home before dark, nothing—for your parents, at least—was as important as keeping you safe from harm. Well, believe it or not, local and national lawmakers—due to the incredible number of annual motorcycle and bicycle accidents—have often felt the same way about cyclists of all types.
While they might not know you and your family personally, many of them have taken it upon themselves to protect those who enjoy cycling as a means of both transportation and diversion. Interested in learning more? The following infographic presents a brief legislative history of cycling helmets in the United States: