Bikes And Helmets Are Like Peas And Corn
"Should I get a helmet for my little one who is getting their first bike?" It's a question we get asked a lot here at Kiddimoto.
We believe in teaching children safe riding practices when as young as possible, so that they can become habits that they will be inclined to follow as a second nature as they grow.
Although the rest of the globe has yet to follow suit, Australia was the first country in the world to make helmets necessary for riding bikes by law - for all ages.
Australia and New Zealand also have strict Safety Standards testing that certify helmets that are able to be sold within Australia. Helmets from overseas may have American or European safety standard stickers, but they can't be guaranteed safe by Australian standards.
We are proud that all of our Kiddimoto Australia helmets undergo frequent testing to earn the ANZ Safety Standard tick on the inside of every single helmet.
Studies over the years have concluded that there is strong evidence that helmets prevent brain injury, spinal injuries, and face trauma, and interestingly enough, nearly 75% of all bicycle-related emergency department presentations were in children aged 15 years and under.
In the two years after compulsory helmet legislation was introduced in Victoria, the number of cyclists with head injuries had decreased by 48% and 70% respectively, relative to the last year prior to the law.
It's something no parent likes to think about, but they are necessary.
Bikes and helmets are like peas and corn - they just go together.
Click here to see our range of Kiddimoto Australia helmets - all approved with the Australian and New Zealand Safety Standard Tick.
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