In a spill, the forehead usually hits the ground first. Head injuries cause most bicycle-related deaths and can result in serious injury such as brain damage. Up to 88 per cent of serious head injuries could be prevented by wearing a helmet. It is critical for your child to wear a bike helmet that fits properly and is certified by CSA International.
When choosing a helmet, your child should try on several helmets carefully. Level the helmet over your child’s forehead and adjust the chin strap to fit snugly and comfortably. It should protect the forehead without slipping forward or backward; and it should not move unless the scalp moves. A trained salesperson will help you ensure the fit is right.
Did you know? Under the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act, cyclists must have a white or amber light on the front of the bicycle and a red light or reflector on the rear in low-light situations. Cycling without these features puts you at risk of a fine and even injury. Learn more about staying safe: https://www.swpublichealth.ca/…/walking-biki…/bicycle-safety
On April 11 & 12 2017, advocates from Ingersoll went to Toronto for the 9th Annual Ontario Bike Summit. The Town of Ingersoll was awarded a 'Bronze' Bicycle Friendly Community designation.
We are always looking for volunteers and new members!
Join us at 6:30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Town Hall. The next committee meeting will be March 14, 2019.