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Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety

Bike riding, inline skating, and skateboarding are all great ways for kids to get exercise. But doing any of these without protective gear can be dangerous.

One of the most common and serious injuries that can happen without protective gear is a head injury. Head injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in these types of crashes. Wearing a helmet can cut the risk for death or injury. A helmet can also cut the seriousness of the injury if a crash happens.

A helmet should fit properly on your child's head and also be fastened correctly. A properly fastened and fitting helmet doesn’t move around on the head.

Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

Identifying High-Risk Situations


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