Kids gather at a helmet giveaway by Kohl's Cares for Kids at BREC Perkins Road in early January.
Help protect your family by making sure:
Your child wears an approved bike safety helmet. It will have a sticker inside that certifies if the helmet meets the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Snell Memorial Foundation and / or the American Standards Institute (ANSI) or is Consumer Product Safety Approved.
The bike helmet fits snugly, over the top of your child's forehead, and does not slide around or move from side to side.
Your child's bike is the proper size, is in good condition, and has reflectors. Make certain the tires are inflated and brakes are in good working order.
Your child knows to keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times while riding.
Your child does not allow a friend to ride double.
Only young children who can sit well unsupported and whose necks can support wearing bike helmets ride in rear-mounted seat carriers. We recommend at least one year of age.
An infant who cannot hold up his head when wearing a small helmet should not ride on a bike or in a trailer.
Children do not ride bikes in the street until they are able to identify and respond appropriately to traffic dangers.
Your child knows traffic laws. Bicyclists must obey these same laws.
Your child knows to stop and look left-right-left before entering a road, and know to always walk their bike across an intersection.