Every three days a child in the United States is killed while riding a bicycle. Every single day, 100 children are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related head injuries.
Why don’t more kids wear helmets? For some, it’s the cool factor. For others, it’s the expense.
It’s a chance to practice bike safety skills and to find out more about helmet use. Plus, there’s an opportunity to win a new bike.
Cardon Children’s Bike Rodeo details:
- Saturday, March 31
- 9 a.m. to noon
- Cardon Children’s Medical Center
- 1400 S. Dobson Road, Mesa 85202
- For ages 3-16
- Bring your bike or scooter
Watch injury prevention specialist Tracey Fejt, RN, of Cardon Children’s talk about an outreach program she designed that provides safety curriculum and free helmets to schools that agree to “helmet required” policies for students.