OBJECTIVES Understand who should wear a helmet Understand when to wear a helmet Understand why to wear a helmet Understand what kind of helmet to wear Understand how to wear a helmet properly
Who should wear a helmet?
YOU!And everyone who rides a bike
When should you wear your helmet?
Every time you ride your bike!
But be sure to take it off when you are not riding your bike so it does not get caught and hurt you while you are playing
This family is having fun and staying safe.
Why should you wear a helmet?
To Protect your melon!
Everyone who rides a bike has a fall at least once.Even small falls can cause a serious injury.
Luckily these bicyclists were wearing their helmets
Time for the melon drop Experiment!
What kind of helmet should your wear?
Pick one made specifically for bicycling Pick one that fits you snugly and is made for your age Pick a white or bright color helmet to help drivers see you more clearly Look inside the helmet for a CPSC sticker that means the Consumer Product Safety Commission says it is safe Stay away from helmets with unusual shapes such as points and hard visors that could get caught in a fall, dark colors, thin straps, and complicated fasteners Remember to get a new helmet if you fall and hit your head or your helmet becomes damaged in any way.
How should you properly wear your helmet?
It should sit level on the head without tilting forward or backward
A good bike helmet should have wide straps that fasten snugly under the chin
It should be tight enough that after fastening it won’t move around with sudden pulling or twisting
Key Points to remember Always wear your bike helmet when riding your bike and remind others to wear their helmets too Always wear a helmet made specifically for riding bikes Always wear your helmet in the proper position Always wear a helmet that is safe