N.J. law mandates helmets for minors

Updated: April 21, 2011, 3:18 PM ET
By Matt Higgins | ESPN Action Sports

Minors at ski resorts in New Jersey will be required to wear helmets beginning next winter under a new law that is the first of its kind in the country.

Governor Chris Christie signed the bill April 6 and it will become effective Nov. 1. The law applies to skiers and snowboarders under the age of 18, and aims to reduce head injuries and save lives.

"I think it's very important to protect youngsters from injury," said State Senator Anthony Bucco, the bill's sponsor. ...

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