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Make sure you and your children wear a helmet on every ride. When worn, helmets reduce the risk of severe brain damage by 88%. Purchase a helmet that meets the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) standards.
It is important to wear a helmet correctly. A helmet should sit on top of the head in a level position. It should be snug and not rock forward, backward or side to side. A correctly fitting helmet should be one to two finger widths above the eyebrows. It is important to keep the forehead covered and well-protected. Helmet straps should fall directly below the earlobes. Helmets should always be buckled when riding but not too tightly. Make sure the buckle and straps are flat and not twisted.
Open your mouth as wide as you can. If the helmet does not hug your head it is too loose and should be tightened.