Quick Tip_Helmet Safety

Helmet Safety

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If your child is on wheels this summer, make sure she wears her helmet.

Here’s why this simple reminder is so important:

  • A helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury in a crash by up to 88 percent.
  • Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Eighty percent occur in broad daylight.
  • Even a single traumatic brain injury can have life-long consequences.

Have fun and be safe this summer with the following safety tips:

  • Set a good example. Always wear a helmet yourself while biking.
  • Let kids choose their own helmets. They’ll be more likely to wear them.
  • Make sure the helmet fits properly. Ask a bike store employee to help.
  • Do not wear bike helmets on the playground. The straps can get caught on play equipment and cause injury.

For more information on bike safety or head injury prevention, talk to a CHKD pediatrician today.

(757) 668-7500