Tedisco Launches 2013 Safe Summer Bike Helmet Program
Assemblyman partners with Clifton Park Supervisor Barrett, Glenville Supervisor Koetzle, local police, Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, Stewart’s Shops, Friendly’s and Ben & Jerry’s to encourage kids to wear their bike helmets for safety’s sake
Exercise safely this summer and get free ice cream to beat the heat. That’s the goal of the innovative Safe Summer Bike Helmet program founded by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville). Tedisco is again partnering with 10 police departments in Saratoga and Schenectady Counties to distribute thousands of “good tickets” for free ice cream to reward children who wear their helmets while bicycling, skateboarding, and rollerblading.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, in 2010 in the U.S., 800 bicyclists were killed and an estimated 515,000 sustained bicycle-related injuries that required emergency room care. Roughly half of these cyclists were children and teenagers. About 26,000 of these bicycle-related injuries to children and adolescents were traumatic brain injuries from not wearing a helmet.Read more