Official Tells Adults on Bikes To Set Good Example For Children

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Ecology Action’s transportation program specialist is warning bicyclists of all ages to wear a helmet when they go out for a ride.  She states that not only is it safe, but that adults can provide a good example to children.  She says even though it isn’t necessarily against the law to not wear one, it’s simply the right thing to do.  She cites statistics from the University of Toronto which show that only 41% of kids wear a helmet when their parent or guardian riding companion don’t wear one, compared to a whopping 95% of kids who wore helmets when adults also did.  The importance of a helmet that fits is also stressed.

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