Protect your head!
Protect your head!

Part 6: Facts and Myths about Helmet Legislation

Less than 20 per cent of reported bicycle injuries involve collisions with cars. Most occur in falls, or as a result of riders losing control. A bad fall can result from a skid, catching a wheel in a crack or even getting a shoelace caught in the chain.

In a spill, the forehead usually hits the ground first. Head injuries cause most bicycle-related deaths and can result in serious injury such as brain damage. Up to 88 per cent of serious head injuries could be prevented by wearing a helmet.

It is critical for you and your children to wear a bike helmet that fits properly and is certified by CSA International

Insist that your children always wear a helmet when riding. (It goes without saying that parents must set an example by always wearing theirs when cycling)

Remember, a helmet only works when you wear it!

Source: Canada Safety Council


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