Helmet and Bike Safety Stressed at Local Elementary School
Some people used eggs this morning to make an omelet.
But at one local elementary school, instructors used eggs to show children the big difference wearing a helmet can make.
Dropping and cracking an egg was just one of the techniques used to demonstrate why wearing a helmet while riding a bike is important.
More than 400 students at Glen Springs Elementary School learned about helmet safety at Wednesday's Bike Safety Rodeo.
The event is organized by the City of Gainesville's Bicycle/Pedestrian Program.
Instructors showed students how to properly put on a helmet. Than each student received a helmet to take home.
Organizers say talking with children about helmet safety is critical because many don't see the need to wear one.
Dekova Batey, coordinator with the city's program, said children also worry about helmets not being cool. But being alive and healthy is being cool, Batey told students throughout the presentation.
Organizers said they discussed with students the recent death of 12-year-old Keanu Becker, a Bronson boy who was struck by a car as he was riding his bicycle.
According to reports, Becker was not wearing a helmet.
Wednesday's event was part of National Bike Month celebration.
For more information on National Bike Month, visit their website.
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