Bicycle Safety Messages Go to School
As part of their Adopt-A-School program and May’s Bike Safety Month, Children’s Hospital staff and members of the Richmond Kiwanis Club visited six Richmond elementary schools this spring to share tips for helmet use and safe riding. With statistics showing that only 15 percent of all child cyclists nationwide wear bike helmets, hospital representatives and Kiwanians hoped to increase local numbers during their talks with approximately 350 second grade students. During the visits, each student received an individually-fitted helmet, bike safety stickers, bookmarks and posters with the “Heads Up for a Safe Ride” message.
Funded by a $4,000 gift from the Kiwanis Club, the annual program also includes mailing bike safety posters to more than 700 elementary and middle schools and 500 physician offices.
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