Make sure bike helmets fit properly | August 29, 2008 | Danville Express | |

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Newsfront - August 29, 2008

Make sure bike helmets fit properly

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District has issued a list of simple bike safety rules for families to go over now that school is back in session. It especially stresses the importance of helmets, noting that each year more than 130 children die from bicycle-related injuries and about 270,000 are treated in emergency rooms. Of these, nearly half have traumatic brain injuries and almost all involve a collision with a motor vehicle. Properly fitted bike helmets can reduce the risk of injuries by 88 percent.

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