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City May Require Helmets For Moped, Scooter Users

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm

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Motorists who use mopeds or other motorized scooters within the city limits of Bowling Green may soon have to wear a helmet when driving on city streets.
During Monday night’s meeting of the Bowling Green Board of Aldermen, the governing body voted 6-0 in favor of tasking city attorney Jim Burlison with drafting an ordinance that will require both passengers and drivers to use a helmet.
According to City Administrator Barb Allison, the proposed ordinance is being drafted because city leaders are concerned about roadway safety.
She also added that the ordinance will help align the city’s regulations with the state’s existing regulations requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets when operating the vehicle.
In other business at Monday night’s meeting, residents of Bowling Green will be paying slightly more on their monthly trash bill.
According to documents posted at City Hall, the price will increase to $12.75 per month beginning on October 1, 2018.
This price will continue until September 30, 2019.
The Board of Aldermen voted 6-0 in favor of the one-year contract with Dayne’s Waste Disposal Services. Ward III Alderman Craig Burnett was not in attendance at the meeting.