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Old 05-16-2012, 12:17 PM
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Question Vancouver helmet law: city limits or urban growth boundry?

so I have friends in Vancouver and I just gave them some bikes that we rebuilt to put back on the road...

he says that he doesn't have to wear a helmet because he's not in the city limit...

so where exactly is the Vancouver helmet law in effect and enforceable?

here's a map link for reference...
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:30 PM
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Nice map, thanks.

It's a Vancouver city law so its jurisdiction is only the incorporated city limits. The UGB area is still under Clark County jurisdiction until it is annexed (usually there's a popular vote about annexations). I have heard that law is not strictly enforced, but voluntary compliance seems fairly high. Last year Van PD had an emphasis month for helmets in May or June. Fine is $50.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:21 PM
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It's a Vancouver city law so its jurisdiction is only the incorporated city limits.
awesome, thanks!


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The UGB area is still under Clark County jurisdiction until it is annexed (usually there's a popular vote about annexations).
I wonder if there's any plans of that happening soon... guess they'll need to stay current with that news in case they suddenly come under city rule...
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:35 PM
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I wonder if there's any plans of [annexation] happening soon...
I haven't heard anything, and I've been aware of previous ones. Seems like it usually gets kicked around for at least six months or more before the vote.

PS - Residents of the area get leaflets mailed to them before the vote.

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