Did you know?
- Every two minutes, a child is treated in an emergency room for an unintentional cycle-related incident.
- More children ages 5 to 14 are seen in emergency rooms for biking related-injuries than any other sport.
- Non-motorized scooters cause more injuries to kids than any other toy.
- Every $12 spent on a bicycle helmet for a child generates $580 in cost-saving benefits to society.
Choose the Right Helmet for Different Activities
Making bicycle helmet use a habit is the best way for you to protect your children when they ride their bike or trike. Adults can model safe behavior for children by wearing helmets too (as required by Oregon law). It’s just as important to choose the right helmet recommended for your sport. Remember:
* Children should always wear a helmet for all wheeled sports activities.
* A properly-fitted bike helmet is just as effective when riding a scooter, roller skating or in-line skating.
* Always wear the proper helmet when skateboarding and long boarding too.
Bike Helmets Available
The Canby Police Department purchases bike helmets to give away to children and youths under the age of 16, while quantities last.
Call for information or stop by to obtain a helmet:
1175 NW 3rd Avenue
(503) 266-1104 Business Office
Hours: Monday through Friday 8am - 4pm
The Canby Police Department conducts a Bike Rodeo on a Saturday in June each year, for no charge to local children. Tips on bicycle safety and education, free helmets and prizes are provided. Check under Upcoming Events on the home page for the exact date in May or June.
To check on the proper fit of your child’s bike helmet, Click Helmet Fit Test.
For more information on bicycle safety, click here: http://www.nwbicyclesafetycouncil.org/