UPDATE: Helmet rules adopted in Starkville

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville will require people to wear helmets while on bicycles, inline skates, roller skates, skateboards, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles.

The Starkville Daily News reports that the board of aldermen voted 4-3 Tuesday to adopt the ordinance.

The city held three public hearings on the proposal.

The ordinance will take effect in 30 days and would allow a six-month grace period.

In recent weeks, the cities of Ridgeland and Hernando have adopted similar helmet requirements.

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Information from: Starkville Daily News, http://www.starkvilledailynews.com