Heads Up!

Helmet Safety: While helmets cannot always prevent concussions, they can help prevent serious head injuries. Helmets should fit properly and be measured for at the time of purchase. The helmet should fit snugly around the head with no spaces. You want to ensure that the chin straps and side straps are tight making a “V” formation under the head. When purchasing a helmet you should ensure that that the product is U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Certified, but can also pass other certifications such as the ASTM, Snell or ANSI. If your helmet is every involved in a serious accident, it should be replaced immediately. You can find more information on helmet safety through this article on the CDC’s website. Wearing a helmet could save your life!

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/helmets/HeadsUp_HelmetFactSheet_Bike_508.pdf

anna stankiewicz