‘No helmet, no bike’ keeps kids safe
Last year, Dayton Children’s emergency department treated almost 400 children for injuries related to bicycle accidents. Sadly, many of those involved collisions with a much bigger and faster vehicle — a car — and a few were deadly.
“There is one way parents can give their child the best shot at surviving an impact with a vehicle and minimizing injury from any bike accident,” says Abbey Rymarczyk, community relations prevention coordinator at Dayton Children’s and Safe Kids Greater Dayton coordinator. “Wearing a helmet saves lives. That’s why it’s imperative that every time a child climbs on a bike, he or she also puts on a helmet.”
Here are the facts about bike helmets, according to Safe Kids: