In the Pacific Northwest, residents can typically count on August to bring sunshine and warm weather. With the warm weather, more people take to outdoor activities, especially bike riding.
To support the use of bike helmets, Lake Stevens firefighters that spot children wearing their helmets properly while riding a bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades may choose to issue “Safe Rider Citations” as a reward for being safe. The citations are free treat coupons that can be redeemed at the local McDonalds for a small ice cream cone or small order of French fries.
• Chin Check: When your child opens their mouth as wide as possible, the helmet should hug their head. If does not, tighten the straps and make sure the buckle is flat against the chin. You should be able to fit 1-2 fingers between the chin and the chin strap.