Bike Helmet Safety

Read and follow directions

      • Children should remove their helmet if they are not riding a bike (scooter, roller blades, etc). Since the straps on a helmet fit snugly, they can catch on playground equipment or other objects and pose a strangulation hazard.
      • If your helmet comes with directions, read and follow them.

Wear only correct helmet

      • If you are involved in a crash that involves impact to your helmet, throw it away and buy a new one. The outside of the helmet may look fine, but damage could be done to the insulating materials on the inside, making the helmet less effective in subsequent crashes.
      • Choose a helmet that does not block your visibility. It is important you can see where you are going, even if your head is protected.

Use them

Remember, helmets are only effective if you use them. Everyone has seen motorcyclists riding down the road with a helmet strapped to the back of the motorcycle, not on their head. Bicycle helmets, like seatbelts, are barely noticeable after a few minutes of wearing them and they could very well save your life.

Everyone has seen motorcyclists riding down the road with a helmet strapped to the back of the motorcycle, not on their head. Bicycle helmets, like seatbelts, are barely noticeable after a few minutes of wearing them and they could very well save your life.

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