Dare County Schools and Region 9 Active Routes to School have partnered to implement the “Get Your Head in a Helmet! 2nd Annual 2017 Challenge.” Through this challenge we are continuing to promote safety, our school district helmet rule, and the North Carolina “Child Bicycle Safety Act” (§ 20-171.7) stating children under the age of 16 must wear a helmet at all times when riding a bicycle. The challenge also serves to increase helmet use as more people are out riding, and in preparation and celebration of National Bike Month (May) and National Bike to School Day, May 10, 2017.
The primary goal of the challenge is to increase helmet use, and make helmet use the default behavior among students (and community members) while riding a bicycle, skateboard, scooter, etc. The challenge will take place betweenTuesday, April 18th and Wednesday, May 10th. Each day a student arrives at school wearing a helmet during the challenge he/she will receive a reflective sticker to place on his/her helmet, and will entered into a daily drawing for a raffle prize. Students who receive at least 8 stickers during the challenge will receive a “Be Safe, Get Your Head in a Helmet!” neon t-shirt. Parents are encouraged to be a good “roll” model, and also always wear a helmet while riding.
We appreciate your support and participation in the helmet challenge. Should you have any additional questions, please contact your school administrator or the Active Routes to School Coordinator, Leah Mayo Acheson, at email@example.com.