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BICYCLE SAFETY

Bicylcle Safety Each spring and summer the Foundation supports free bike helmet fitting events. It's estimated that more than 7,000 children in Nebraska have been properly fitted with protective head gear through this effort. Visit our events section for an updated list of scheduled events.

Bicylcle Safety

Did you know?

  • About 700 bicyclists are killed each year in the U.S. Nearly all of these deaths result from crashes with motor vehicles.
  • 85 percent of all head or brain injuries could be avoided if cyclists wore bicycle helmets correctly.
  • 85 percent of all bicycle crashes occur within five blocks of home.
  • Nearly half of all bicycle crashes occur off the road, in driveways and on sidewalks.
  • 90 percent of all deaths to children on bicycles occur when they dart into traffic from a driveway or when they cycle through a stop sign.
  • There is no cure for brain injury. A blow to the head can change your life forever.
  • Parents and other adults are the best role models, so wear a helmet properly and follow the rules of the road.

Free Bike Helmet Fitting Events at AAA


To help protect children from head injuries, AAA and the Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation are conducting free bicycle helmet fitting events. Free helmets, for children ages 5-12, will be provided while supplies last. Children must be present to be properly fitted.

AAA locations hosting events include:

 
Bellevue
3905 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 107
May 21-25; 9 am to 5 pm

Columbus
1909 23rd Street
May 21-25; 9 am to 5 pm

Grand Island

3359 W Capital Avenue
May 23, 24 and 25; 9 am to 5 pm

Lincoln
2900 O Street
May 16, 17 and 18; 9 am to 5 pm

Norfolk
1037 Omaha Avenue
May 21-25; 9 am to 5 pm

Omaha
Clocktower - 815 N 98th Street
West Center - 2606 S 132nd Street
West Maple - 16016 Evans Street
All will be held May 21-25; 9 am to 5 pm

 

Additional Resources


Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website for more information about bicycle safety.

Download this PDF for instructions on how to properly fit a bicycle helmet.