Monday, October 23, 2017
   
Health Education Minimize

As spring begins and kids start riding bikes again, the Wasatch Safe Kids Coalition, Sheriff's Office and Heber City police will give coupons for free ice cream cones from the Dairy Keen to kids they "catch" wearing helmets!

 

Helmets Save Lives!!

Two Simple Rules: 1) Wear a helmet 2) Wear It Correctly. 

1) Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

2) The helmet should be level on the head and fastened snugly under the chin, with the strap forming a “V” below the ears. Helmets shouldn’t slip to the front, back, or side of the head. This exposes the skull and increases the risk of injury. Extremely loose or unbuckled straps can allow the helmet to completely fall off the head in a crash leaving the skull with no protection at all.

The Wasatch County Health Department has helmets available for our cost from Bell Sports.

Safety TipTop Tips

Before riding:

  • Properly fit your child’s helmet and ensure he always wears it when riding, skating or scooting.
  • Inspect bicycles, scooters and skateboards to ensure that reflectors are secure, brakes work properly, gears shift smoothly, and tires are tightly secured and properly inflated.

During riding:

  • Actively supervise children.
  • Avoid riding bikes, skateboard or scooters in and around cars.
  • Practice bike safety: learn the rules of the road, wear reflective clothes and stickers, and ride on sidewalks when possible.

After riding:

  • Maintain equipment properly.

 

Safety Tools

There are many tools that parents can use to help to keep children safe from injuries. Many of them are affordable and can be found at many stores.

What you'll need:

Bike helmet Bike helmet
Knee and elbow pads Knee and elbow pads
Retroreflective stickers Retroreflective stickers

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