Riding a bicycle is an important part of childhood development–and, it’s fun! Yet all too often, children (and adults) are seriously injured or even killed when they fail to follow safety rules.
Head injuries are the leading cause of death and permanent disability in bicycle crashes. The single most effective way to reduce head injuries from bicycle crashes is by simply wearing a helmet. All riders need to wear a helmet, regardless of age, how short of a distance they’re traveling or how close to home. Many accidents happen in driveways, sidewalks or on bike paths–not just on the street.