2022 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 5 - Amusements, Public Exhibitions and Meetings
Section 5:13-12 - Helmet required for downhill skiers, snowboarders; violations, penalties.
5:13-12 Helmet required for downhill skiers, snowboarders; violations, penalties.
1. a. A person under 18 years of age engaged in the activity of downhill skiing or operation of snowboards, including the use of ski tows, lifts and tramways, shall wear a securely fitted protective helmet. As used in this act, "helmet" means a type of molded headgear equipped with a neck or chin strap specifically designed by the manufacturer to be used while engaged in the activity of recreational downhill skiing.
b. The parent, legal guardian, or adult acting in a supervising position of a person under 18 years of age shall ensure that the person wears a protective helmet as required by subsection a. of this section. A parent, legal guardian or adult acting in a supervising position who does not comply with this requirement shall be fined a maximum of $25 for the person's first offense and a maximum of $100 for a subsequent offense. Local law enforcement agencies shall have exclusive authority to enforce this section and the penalty imposed shall be collected and enforced by summary proceedings under the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.).
c. Nothing in this act shall be construed to extend liability to the ski area operator.
L.2011, c.41, s.1.