Quincy Police Department Receives Donation of 200 Bicycle Helmets for Children from the Boston Law Firm of Breakstone, White & Gluck, Boston, MA Personal Injury Lawyers and its Project KidSafe Campaign
The Quincy Police Department has received a generous donation of 200 bicycle helmets from the Boston law firm of Breakstone, White & Gluck. The firm made this donation as part of its Project KidSafe campaign, which works to encourage safe cycling and prevent head injuries. This is the second year the firm has made a donation to help protect children in Quincy.
"On behalf of the Quincy Police Department, I want to thank the Boston law firm Breakstone, White, & Gluck for their dedication to children and bicycle safety through their Project KidSafe Campaign. As a bicycle-friendly community, it is important we educate and encourage bicycle safety in our city from an early age" Chief Keenan said.
"It is our pleasure to make this donation and support the Quincy Police Department’s work to promote bicycle safety," said Attorney David W. White. "We know children are more likely to wear bike helmets and understand that helmets are critical to preventing head injuries if they receive one from someone they respect within their own community. The Quincy Police Department and its bike patrol officers are strong partners for our Project KidSafe campaign."
Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston was founded by attorneys Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White and Ronald E. Gluck in 1992. The firm has long supported cycling clubs and advocacy organizations and founded the Project KidSafe campaign in 2013. Over six years, the lawyers have donated over 20,000 bicycle helmets to children in Massachusetts. In 2017, Breakstone, White & Gluck was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business award for its ongoing work to encourage bicycle safety in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts law requires children who are 16 years old and younger to wear bicycle helmets when they ride. The Quincy Police Department and Breakstone, White & Gluck encourage all cyclists to wear helmets to prevent head injuries.
Please follow these tips for riding your bicycle safely:
*Wear your helmet. Wear a helmet at all times, whether you are riding several miles or just going down the street. Learn how to properly fit your helmet and if you are a parent, teach your child.
*Keep your bicycle in good condition. Check the ABC's, by regularly checking the air in your tires, brakes and chain.
*Bike lights. Cyclists in Massachusetts are required to use bike lights if they ride from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.
*Stay visible when you ride. Wear neon and other bright colors when you ride.
*Obey traffic laws. Cyclists should generally travel on the side of the road, in the same direction as traffic, or ride in the traffic lane if they need to for safety. Parents should decide where it is safe for their children to ride. If children ride on the sidewalk, make sure they stop and give pedestrians the right of way.
*Learn the area. Drive and walk a bike route before you ride or let your children ride.
To learn more about Project KidSafe, visit www.bwglaw.com/bikes.
Pictured are Officer White, Officer Whedbee, Attorney David W. White, and Lieutenant Bina.