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Helmet Safety

Helmet Safety Checklist

SIZE:  fit snug, but still feel comfortable

POSITION:  sit flat on your head 2 finger-widths above your eyebrows

BUCKLES:  centered under the chin

SIDE STRAPS:  should form a "V" around your ear

CHIN STRAP:  should be able to fit 1 finger-width between strap and chin

YAWN TEST:  helmet should pull down when you yawn

REPLACE:  should be replaced when you outgrow and after any crash 
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Helmets provide equal levels of protection for crashes involving motor vehicles (69%) and crashes from all other causes (68%). Injuries to the upper and mid facial areas are reduced 65%. Head injuries are responsible for around three-quarters of deaths among bicyclists involved in crashes. http://www.helmets.org/