Monday, July 2, 2012

Initiative Promotes Children's Bicycle Safety in Fort Worth

A partnership between first responders, medical students, and ice cream producers has resulted in an initiative to promote bicycle safety for children.

If police officers see a child 18 years or younger not wearing a helmet while riding their bike, they will give the child a helmet and give them information about the City's helmet ordinance which is:  Children and teens under age 18 are required to wear a helmet at all times while riding a bicycle. The penalty for failure to wear a helmet is $50 for the first incident and $100 for the second.

If police officers, firefighters or MedStar paramedics spot children riding bikes while wearing their helmets, then those children will be rewarded with a coupon for free ice cream donated by Texas Dairy Queen (yum - could go for a Blizzard right about now), Blue Bell Ice Cream, and Braum's.

What a great program.
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1 comment:

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