HelmetcolorThe Fairview Park Police Department is partnering with AAA East Central to participate in the Helmet Smart bike safety campaign. Helmet Smart is a unique program that promotes bicycle helmet usage through positive reinforcement.

Fairview Park police officers will issue “safety citations” when they see children wearing a bike helmet while riding a bicycle in the city. The “safety citations” can be redeemed for a buy one, get one ice cone at Dariview or for a slice of pizza at Tony G’s Pizza and Bakery.

The campaign also encourages parents to take an active role in their children’s safety by always encouraging them to wear bike helmets when riding, and to wear helmets themselves.

Officer Justin Brewer, Tony G's Pizza and Bakery owner Tony Glashauckas, and students from Gilles-Sweet School

Officer Justin Brewer, Tony G’s Pizza and Bakery owner Tony Glashauckas, and students from Gilles-Sweet School

Officer Justin Brewer, Dariview owner Shelley Shupp, and students from Gilles-Sweet School

Officer Justin Brewer, Dariview owner Shelley Shupp, and students from Gilles-Sweet School

Does the Helmet Fit?

While wearing a bike helmet is vitally important for children, it is just as important that the helmet fit properly. Watch the video below for a brief tutorial on how to make sure your child’s bike helmet fits.

For more information, you can also download: Easy Steps to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet (PDF, 261 KB)