Not only can wearing a helmet prevent 85 per cent of bike injuries, but it could score you a free kids’ meal as well.
As part of the “Police Ticket Kids” program, Durham Regional Police officers will reward children wearing helmets while riding their bicycles. Each child will be given a voucher for one free kids’ meal redeemable at any Swiss Chalet in Durham Region.
“We want to reward the children and families who take bicycle safety seriously,” said Cst. Astrid Morse of the Kids’ Safety Village. “Bicycling is a fun exercise but we want it to be a safe one as well.”
The “Police Ticket Kids” program is one of many bike safety activities supported and implemented by the Safety on Wheels Durham Coalition, comprised of DRPS, the Durham Regional Health Department, the Ministry of Transportation and many others. William De Sousa, owner of the Swiss Chalet at 175 Consumers Drive in Whitby, generously donated 1,500 vouchers to the program.
For information on how to stay safe on your bicycle, check out our Bike Safety Tips.
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Representatives from the Safety on Wheels Durham Coalition (JPG file, 491.2K bytes)
Cst. Morse accepts meal vouchers from Swiss Chalet manager William De Sousa (JPG file, 1,004.5K bytes)