Simple Tips for Parents to Increase Helmet Use by Their Children

  1. 1. Have children start wearing a bicycle helmet as soon as they learn to ride a bicycle.
  1. 2. Wear a helmet yourself; children look to their parents to role model correct behaviors.
  1. 3. Explain to children the importance of wearing a helmet and how it can help them in case of a crash.
  1. 4. Reward children when they wear their helmets without being asked.
  1. 5. Let children pick out their own helmet.
  1. 6. Point out other people who are being safe and wearing their helmets.
  1. 7. Do not let children ride their bicycles unless they have their helmet on.
    • No helmet = No bike!
  1. 8. Remind them it's the law.