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BIKE HELMET PROMOTION RIDES AGAIN!

May 10, 2007

For the second year in a row, Prairie North Health Region is partnering with local RCMP, Fire and Emergency Services, Battlefords Safety Council and various businesses in North Battleford to raise awareness of the importance of wearing bicycle helmets. 

Between May 15 and June 30 this year, RCMP officers and North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services personnel will be out and about looking to catch people of all ages riding their bikes and wearing their bike helmets.

If you are spotted, you may receive a coupon for a free treat from McDonalds Restaurant North Battleford or Vern’s Pizza North Battleford, or a swim pass for the North Battleford Kinsmen Aquatic Centre, as a reward for being a role model in bicycle safety by wearing your bike helmet. Special coupons will also be given out to families, so get out there and be active together, ride safely and have fun!

Did you know that the City of North Battleford already has a bicycle helmet law that requires all bike riders in the city to wear a helmet? North Battleford Bylaw number 1715 7-15, October 2003 states:

“No person shall ride a bicycle unless wearing a bicycle helmet. No person shall allow any child under the age of 12 in their care and control to ride a bicycle unless the child is wearing a bicycle helmet.”

If you are not convinced that bike helmets are vital in improving bicycle safety, consider these facts from Safe Kids Canada:

  • Bicycles are associated with more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the automobile.
  • Head injury is the leading cause of death from bicycle crashes.
  • Bike riders who do not wear helmets are three times more likely to suffer head injury in a crash.
  • Bike riders who get a head injury are 20 times more likely to die.
  • Over 100 Canadians die each year from bike injuries.
  • Bike-related injuries cost Canadians almost $200 million every year
  • Bike helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by 85% and the risk of brain injury by almost 90%.

For more information on bike helmets, bicycle safety, and safety for children, check out the Safe Kids Canada Website at  www.sickkids.ca/safekidscanada

So kids and parents, get outside and enjoy the summer, go for a bike ride and wear your helmet. If you are lucky, you will get CAUGHT by the RCMP or Fire and Emergency Services and you will be rewarded for setting a great example and helping make our community safe. 

For more information on bike helmets and bicycle safety, contact Dione Uzelman, PNHR Health Promotion Coordinator at 446-6014.

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For more information contact:
Linda Lewis
Communications Officer, PNHR
(306) 446-6625                                                                                          

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