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Boy in Brandon first in city to get ticket for not wearing bike helmet

A 13-year-old in Brandon, Man., is the first child in that city to be penalized under the province's new mandatory bike helmet laws.

Police say the boy failed to stop at an intersection Monday and slammed into the side of a vehicle.

Const. Kirby Sararas said the boy was not hurt, but he did receive a ticket for not wearing a helmet.

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The boy has the option of paying a $50 fine or completing an online safety course to see the fine dismissed.

In Winnipeg, police have issued four separate tickets for the new offence.

As of May 1, every Manitoban under the age of 18 is required to wear a helmet while riding.

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