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Last Updated: Monday March 15 2010 06:47 GMT

Kids in Jersey must wear cycle helmets

Children cycling

Kids in Jersey forced to wear cycle helmets

A new law means that children in Jersey will be forced to wear cycle helmets.

The politicians there are called Deputies, instead of MPs, and Deputy Green said he wanted the law brought in after his son had a bad bike accident.

Deputy Rondel said that kids should be taught how important wearing helmets is and then make the choice themselves, rather than forcing them to by law.

They also voted on whether adults should be told they have to wear helmets, but they decided against it.