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Ch. 497                                   1995 LAWS OF MARYLAND

(F) (1) A PERSON REGULARLY ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING
BICYCLES SHALL PROMINENTLY DISPLAY A SIGN AT THE PER
SON'S PLACE OF
BUSINESS SUMMARIZING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTIONS (A), (B), AND (C) OF THIS
SECTION.

(2) A PERSON REGULARLY ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF RENTING
BICYCLES SHALL;

(I) REQUIRE EACH PERSON SEEKING TO RENT A BICYCLE TO SIGN
A FORM INDICATING RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF
SUBSECTION
S (A), (B), AND (C) OF THIS SECTION; AND

(II) PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF EACH PERSON SEEKING TO RENT A
BICYCLE, A HELMET THAT CONFORMS WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
UNLESS THE PERSON ALREADY HAS SUCH A HELMET IN THE PER
SON'S POSSESSION.

(3) A PERSON REGULARLY ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING OR
RENTING BICYCLE
S WHO COMPLIES WITH THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPHS (1) AND
(2) OF THIS SUBSECTION MAY NOT BE HELD LIABLE IN A CIVIL ACTION FOR
DAMAGES FOR ANY PHYSICAL INJURY
SUSTAINED BY A BICYCLE OPERATOR OR
PAS
SENGER DUE TO FAILURE TO WEAR A PROPERLY FITTED AND FASTENED
HELMET IN VIOLATION OF THIS
SECTION.

(G) THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION PREVAIL OVER ALL LOCAL LAWS AND
REGULATION
S GOVERNING THE USE OF BICYCLE HELMETS.

SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That during the first 90 days after the
effective date of this Act, the provisions of § 21-1207.1 of the Transportation Article may
b
e enforced only by the issuance of a warning that:

(1) Informs the offender of the requirements of § 21-1207.1 of the Transportation
Article; and

(2) Provides educational materials about bicycle helmet use.

SECTION 3. 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act shall take effect
October 1, 1995.

Approved May 25, 1995.

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