Bike Safety Tips
FACT: A bicycle helmet reduces the risk of serious head and brain injury by 85-88%.
Bump and bruises heal but a head injury can be forever. A bike helmet is the single most effective safety device for reducing head injury and death from biking mishaps. Helmets also reduce injury and death from skateboarding, in-line skating and scooter mishaps.
DID YOU KNOW: Short rides close to home can be the most dangerous. More than 60% of childhood bicycle-related fatalities occur on small neighborhood roads. The typical bike crash occurs within a single mile of home. Talk with children about bike helmets and bike safety.
ADULTS: Kids learn by example, so set a good one by always wearing a helmet every time you go bicycling.