Cleveland Police Encourage Bike Helmet Safety
Police Department Chief Tim Barber and Officer Aaron Katzka's recently
paid a visit to second graders at Cleveland Elementary School's to
teach them about bike safety and the rules of the road and to stress
the importance of wearing a bike helmet.
student received a coloring book with bike safety rules and a free bike
helmet of their own with funds donated by Dassler's Sales and Service
and the Cleveland Snow Hawks snowmobile club. The students were
inquisitive and had some wonderful questions of the officers and were
thrilled to know that if a Cleveland police officer or fire department
member "catches" them wearing a helmet and obeying bike safety rules
they will be given a coupon donated by Bonde's Quik Mart to get a free
ice cream, cookie or candy bar.
explained to the students that bike riding is a lot of fun, but
accidents happen. Every year about 300,000 children go to the emergency
department because of bike injuries. Some of these injuries are so
serious that children die, usually from head injuries. A head injury
can mean brain injury. That's why it's so important to wear your bike helmet.
Wearing one doesn't mean you can be reckless, but a helmet will provide
some protection for your head and brain in case you fall down.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 19, 2009