FULTON, NY – This Saturday, the Fulton Police Departmentâ€™s Bicycle Patrol Unit will be on hand at the Fulton Farmersâ€™ Market from 9 a.m. to noon to distribute and properly fit free bicycle helmets for children.
With bicycling being a leading cause of youth head injuries treated in emergency rooms nationwide, it is imperative that kids wear helmets and wear them properly.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, proper helmet use has been estimated to reduce the risk of serious head injuries by 85%.
In partnership with the New York State Governorâ€™s Traffic Safety Committee and the Fulton Police Benevolent Association, the Fulton Police Department has given away an estimated 250 bicycle helmets this year to local youth as a part of their head injury prevention program, which was started in 2007.
The Fulton Police Department remains committed to traffic safety and to the youth of the Fulton community.
For more information about bicycle safety, visit www.fultonpd.com or SafeNY.com.
For more information on how to obtain a bicycle helmet, contact the Fulton Police Department at 598-4504 or stop in to the station.
Located in the Canalview parking lot on Route 481, the market is held each Saturday from 8 a.m. â€“ 1 p.m. through Oct. 23.