Talk with your children about bike helmets and bike safety.
Bumps and bruises heal but a head injury can be forever.
Kids learn by example, so set a good one by always wearing a helmet every time and everywhere you go bicycling.
A bike helmet is the single most effective safety device for reducing head injury and death from biking mishaps.
Make helmets a regular part of your family´s biking experience.
Did You Know? Short rides close to home can be the most dangerous: More than 60 percent of childhood bicycle-related fatalities occur on small neighborhood roads. The typical bike crash occurs within a single mile of home.
The helmet must fit properly to be effective:
The helmet should fit snugly so that it doesn´t slide from side to side or front to back. If the helmet does not fit with the installed fit pads simply remove them and install a different size pad. To insure the proper fit, mix and match the pad thickness to best conform to your head shape. Remember to always read your bike helmet User Manual thoroughly for correct positioning of your helmet.
FACT: A bicycle helmet reduces the risk of serious head and brain injury by 85-88%. But it´s not enough to simply buy and wear one you need to make sure it fits properly.