The Quincy Police Department is celebrating National Bike Month with a special donation from Breakstone, White & Gluck, a Boston personal injury law firm, and its Project KidSafe campaign.
Breakstone, White & Gluck founded its Project KidSafe campaign in 2013, with a commitment to prevent head injuries and teach children about the importance of wearing helmets. More than 25,000 bicycle helmets have now been given away to children in partnership with police departments, bike committees and other organizations in the Boston area.
During 2019, Breakstone, White & Gluck plans to donate more than 4,000 helmets to more than 35 community organizations in Massachusetts.
Breakstone, White & Gluck and the Quincy Police Department urge cyclists of all ages to wear helmets to protect against concussions and head injuries. Children age 16 and younger are required to wear bicycle helmets under Massachusetts law.
Bicycle helmets are an important tool for cyclists, reducing the chance of head injury by 50 percent, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Helmets are essential because accidents can happen at any time, even on quick trips.
Breakstone, White & Gluck encourages cyclists to wear bicycle helmets with the following tips:
Learn more about the Project KidSafe campaign at www.bwglaw.com/bikes.
Watch a video demonstrating how to fit a bicycle helmet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ4wWoChSe8