FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - A law that would require children under the age of 12 to wear a helmet while riding a bike, has passed the Kentucky House and will move on to the Senate
House Bill 52, also known as "TJ's Law," is sponsored by Rep. Regina Huff, of Williamsburg. It was named after TJ, a boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was 7 while riding his bike without a helmet and flipped over his handlebars.
Both TJ and his mom, Heather Floyd, have been pushing for years for this bill to become a requirement to help bring more awareness to the issue.
Heather Floyd explains, “He didn’t have a helmet and he hit his head on the concrete. We just want to raise awareness, and knowledge, and compassion for brain injuries and the ramifications that can happen.”
Now that the bill has passed the House, it will now move onto the Senate for consideration.