There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it’s good for the environment. We want kids and families to ride their bikes as much as possible. Here are a few tips so that you’ll be safe while you do so.
More children ages 5 to 14 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries related to biking than any other sport. Helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by 88 percent – yet only 45 percent of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet.
Are you unsure if your child’s helmet fits correctly or need to get them a new one? Contact Safe Kids Springfield at the Mercy Injury Prevention Center on our Safety Hotline, 417-820-SAFE (7233) to schedule a fitting appointment. Helmets are also available for purchase for a $10 donation.