Just how dangerous is it when it comes to head injuries and bicycling?
Fact: Everyday in the U.S. a child dies from a cycling related injury
Fact: Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of a head injury by 85 percent and brain injury by 88 percent.
Fact: No more than 41 percent of child bicyclists use bicycle helmets
Three steps to properly fit a helmet:
- When looking upward the front rim should be barely visible to the eye
- The Y of the side straps should meet just below the ear
The chin strap should be snug against the chin
It is also important to wear helmets when playing baseball, swimming and diving.