ARKADELPHIA, Ark., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent Arkansas law firm is partnering with a local non-profit to promote bike safety by giving away bicycles and 500 helmets to local children.
On Saturday, April 29 at the Wrightsville Community Center 13024 AR-365, Little Rock, AR, Recycle Bikes for Kids is donating 50 bikes and the Law Offices of Alan LeVar is providing 50 helmets for children who come to the event. Arvest Bank will be cooking out and providing drinks. This even is the first of many where the two business will be teaming to give out helmets and bicycles throughout Bicycle Safety Awareness Month.
During the week of May 15-19 the Law Offices of Alan LeVar will again be giving out another 100 helmets to help promote bike safety during National Bike Safety Month. Any child who stops by their Arkadelphia office at 702 Caddo St. can pick up their free helmet.
Why Are Bike Helmets Important?
The Centers for Disease Control notes that millions of U.S. residents enjoy riding bikes, but fewer than half choose to use helmets. In a recent year, 800 bicyclists died and more than 500,000 sustained injuries that required a trip to an emergency department. About half those cyclists were children and young people under age 20.
Alarmingly, approximately 26,000 of the bike-related injuries that children and adolescents suffer each year are traumatic brain injuries. The CDC warns that any bike rider who fails to wear a helmet increases their risk of head injuries.
Making sure that children wear properly fitting bike helmets is one of the biggest steps parents can take to ensure safety.
Convincing Children to Wear Bike Helmets
Some children may balk at wearing bike helmets for fear of being teased. When children resist, parents should discuss the need for safety and make sure children are aware of the risks of failing to wear a helmet.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that parents start having children wear helmets early in life — ideally, when children begin riding tricycles — to establish the habit. Children should be allowed to have a role in choosing their helmets and should be asked if helmets fit comfortably.
Helmets should cover the top of a child's forehead and should be worn at the top of the head. A helmet that sits too far back does not protect the child's forehead. An adult should make sure that the chin strap on the helmet has a snug fit.
To encourage children to wear their helmets, parents should set good examples by wearing helmets themselves, and they should talk with children about the reasons that wearing a helmet is important for safety.
About The Law Offices of Alan LeVar: At the Law Offices of Alan LeVar our lawyers bring experience and dedication to our clients in Little Rock, Arkadelphia, and Conway. We specialize in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents as well as wrongful death. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys works with clients to help them obtain the compensation they deserve. To learn more, visit www.levarlaw.com.
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