Bicycle Helmet Giveaway
Bicycling is a great way to get outdoors and be physically active. It’s also a fun and healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but like any sporting activity, it does have certain risks especially if you are not wearing the right protective gear. Every year, 300,000 children need emergency medical treatment at a hospital for bike injuries and 26,000 of those injuries involve traumatic brain injuries. Indeed, bicycling accidents lead to more head injuries for children than any other sport, but less than half, only 48%, of children wear a helmet when biking.
That is why The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. wants to ensure the children in our community have access to a free, safe and well-fitted helmet.
The statistics show helmets are critical when riding a bike or scooter. A recent national survey identified the six most frequent causes of biking injuries as follows:
- Hit by a car – 29%
- Fell – 17%
- Rider error – 13%
- Roadway or sidewalk in poor condition – 13%
- Collision with object– 7%
- Caused by actions of a dog – 4%
A helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury by as much as 85% because the helmet absorbs the majority of shock during impact rather than your skull or brain, and according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 60% of all bicyclists who are killed were not wearing a helmet. And while a helmet is not going to save your life from all bicycling accidents, it does increase your survival rate. In fact, in a study published earlier this year, scientists and pathologists examined 119 bicycling accidents in which the cyclist died and found 37% of the cyclists who were killed would have survived had they been wearing helmets.
Hopefully by now, you are convinced of the need for a bicycle helmet. We certainly are which is why, in 2019 alone, our firm gave out more than 2600 free bicycle helmets to children at events in and around the Nashville community.
We are honored to have had the opportunity to make a difference thanks to:
- The Murfreesboro Fire Department for LOJD’s Car Seat Check
- Fall Kids Fest at The Avenue Murfreesboro
- Murfreesboro Adventure Fest at Walter Hill Park
- Williamson’s Back to School Fair at Cool Springs Mall
- Wartrace Strawberry Fest
- Pioneer Days at Cannonsburgh Village
- Jack FM at the Bikes or Bust Event
- The Salvation Army in Murfreesboro
We hope parents will continue taking advantage of our free helmets to help protect their children in 2020.
Check our website and social media pages often to learn more about our upcoming helmet giveaways!