Broken rules

Dear Editor:Every time I drive by the skate park at Independence Park, one out of 15 kids have the required safety equipment. I have also seen kids on bicycles in there. The city's website says helmets, knee pads and elbow pads are required at all times. Also, it states the park is supervised by city staff seven days a week. My main concern is the safety of the children. Would the city be responsible if a child received a severe brain injury? Whatever happened to the California bicycle helmet law? I see police officers all the time drive by kids wearing no helmets and never say anything to them. If I were to ride my motorcycle with no helmet I would be stopped by the first officer who saw me and given a ticket. So I take it our children don't have to follow rules or laws. B. Fallon Downey

********** Published: March 28, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 50