Daytona Beach Police and Amscot Financial Services will hold a bicycle helmet giveaway Saturday morning, October 19, from 9 until noon at the Amscot on International Speedway Boulevard and Nova Road. The helmets are sized for pre-school and elementary school children, and will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Police say head injuries in bicycle accidents can be greatly reduced when children wear a helmet while riding, and they urge “…young riders [to] always wear a helmet.”
Helmets will be available in small, medium and large sizes for pre-school and elementary school students. Police add that you can use the “Eyes, Ears and Mouth” test to make sure the bike helmet fits properly on your child.
EYES check: Position the helmet on the child’s head. The bottom rim of the helmet should be one to two fingers above the eyebrows.
EARS check: Make sure the straps of the helmet form a "V" under the child’s ears when buckled. The strap should be snug but comfortable.
MOUTH check: Have the child open his or her mouth as wide as possible. Does the helmet feel snug on the child’s head? If not, tighten the straps.
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