5 Tips for Helmet Safety
Whether riding a bike, scooter or skateboard, all children and teens should wear a helmet when riding—even short distances.
- The front edge of the helmet should be two finger widths above the eyebrows. If it’s too far forward, the helmet could block your child’s vision; if it’s too far back, your child might not be protected properly.
- The helmet should be snug and not slide around once it’s put in place. Try adjusting the straps.
- The front and back straps should form a V just below your child’s ear.
- The front straps should be vertical and slightly in front of the ears. The rear straps should be more horizontal and behind the ear.
- When you open your mouth, the chin strap should be snug. When your mouth is closed, one finger should be able to fit between your chin and the chin strap.