Are bicyclists, in-line skaters and skateboard riders required to wear helmets in New York State?
Yes. The law in NYS requires bicyclists and bicycle passengers, in-line skaters and skateboard riders age 14 and younger to wear approved helmets. Parents or guardians of children who violate the helmet law can receive a fine of up to $50.
the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee web site has safety information for bicyclists and in-line skaters.
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Web Site