Tips on Proper Fit
With a proper fit,
the helmet should not move back and forth or side to side while
fastened. The straps must be snugly and evenly tensioned. The helmet
must sit firmly and level on your head.
bicycle helmet fitting tips...
EYE CONTACT WITH DRIVERS - Always
assume that other drivers
don't see you until you are sure that they do. Eye
contact is important with any driver which might pose a threat to
BOTH HANDS ON THE HANDLEBARS - Except when giving turn signals.
AVOID DOING STUNTS!
RESPECT - For people walking on sidewalks and on the shoulder of
OUT FOR ROAD HAZARDS - Watch out for parallel-slat sewer
grates, gravel, ice, sand or debris. Cross railroad tracks at right
BRIGHT, REFLECTIVE CLOTHING - When riding to make yourself more
visible to drivers.
AVOID RIDING AT NIGHT - IF YOU MUST BE PREPARED BY
USING LIGHTS AT NIGHT - The law
requires a white headlight (visible from at least 500 feet ahead)
and a rear reflector or tail light (visible up to 300 feet from
ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FIRE STATION
Wearing a helmet will reduce your child's
risk of head injury by 85%.
The Fire Department has bicycle helmets that are available for a suggested
donation of $8.00. The Firefighters will help fit your child with the correct
and encourage them to be safe and to always wear their helmet. We also have
KIDS - More Bicycle Safety Tips:
WEAR A BIKE HELMET AT ALL TIMES
- The most serious bike injuries are to the head.
KEEP YOUR BIKE IN GOOD REPAIR
- Adjust your bike to fit you and keep it working properly. Check brakes and
tires regularly. Routine maintenance is simple and you can learn to do it
OBEY TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS
- Bicycles must drive like other vehicles if they are to be taken seriously
NEVER RIDE AGAINST TRAFFIC
- Motorists aren't looking for bicyclists riding on the wrong side of the
road. State law and common sense require that bicyclists drive like other
Stop by the Fire Station to get your helmet - 4301
334th Place SE in Fall City.