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Staying Safe On Wheels

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Whether you are jumping on a scooter, bike or a skateboard it's important to keep in mind how to ride safe. A helmet can help reduce the risk of brain trauma by 85%. Safety experts say helmets not only are important for kids, but adults as well.

"That's a very significant protective factor if you can use a helmet to reduce that risk by 85% absolutely it's a no-brainer." says April Rabideaux the Injury Prevention Coordinator at the Sanford Children's Safety Shoppe.

April says one way to get kids excited about wearing a helmet is by being a positive role model and wearing one yourself. If parents are wearing the proper equipment it will inspire children to do the same.

"Take them to the store with you and let them pick out their own helmet." April says to get kids into wearing a helmet, "Weather it's a design they like or they can add stickers to it and personalize it themselves, those type of things let them take ownership of that helmet and it's theirs and it's their own personal style and it belongs to them, and then that way they are more likely to use it."

The Sanford Children's Safety Shopp has helmets for sale for $10, they also do free fittings so they are worn in the right place to protect you head the best. The Shopp is open twice a week, for more information click here.

Don't have a bike? Soon the Fargo area will be starting a bike share program this fall. To read more about it click here.
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