Promoting Helmet Safety In Our Community
Over 50,000 Canadians sustained brain injuries in 2012 and these injuries involved both adults and children. Head injuries are also the leading cause of serious injury and death to kids on bicycles.
Be active, stay healthy and protect yourself! The City of Surrey recommends you wear a CSA approved helmet for:
- riding a scooter
- inline skating
- playing hockey
- many other activities
Enjoy your recreational activities and stay safe
Cycling laws in British Columbia require you to wear a helmet while cycling. Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years of age and younger at Surrey's arenas and The City recommends you wear a helmet while active in our Youth Parks.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about helmet safety through our friends at Parachute.
Look for the CSA certification mark. A helmet with a CSA mark meets requirements of Canada's only National Standard for cycling helmets.
Proper Fit Is Essential
Try helmets on before buying. Make sure you choose one that is comfortable and fits snugly. When fit properly, your helmet should not move forward, backward, or come off.
Your helmet should sit level on your head. It should extend to about 2 fingers, or 3 cm, above your eyebrows.
Watch this short video from Parachute to learn more about bike helmet fit.