Are bike helmets required by law?
Arguably, your child’s most vital attribute is their head. It’s the part we pat, kiss and caress. And, yes, because of this, it’s the one part of the body that is required by law to be protected! Helmets can reduce the risk of head injury by 85%. Too often, however, we find that kids helmets are not the right size or aren’t fitted properly. The helmet should be CSA, Snell, CPSC or ASTM approved (no hockey or football helmets.) The helmet should fit snugly, touching on all sides of the head, with the peak of the helmet just above the eyebrows. Adjust the straps so there is only space to fit a finger or two between the strap and chin. We are now offering Louis Garneau junior helmets that are excellent quality and look cool so the kids will want to wear them.