Bike Helmet Safety Pieces for March High or Middle School Newsletters
Bike Helmet Straps Fastening Crash Course
Some of you know that with a helmet on your head you'll have a much
better chance to survive a bike crash (it's no accident) in reasonable
shape than without a helmet. For those of you who prefer to have their
helmets dangling from the handlebars we have found Mr Necro Mortus,
formerly of the Houston, Texas Police Department, to teach a special
class in speedily putting on that helmet when you see the crash
An important segment of the class will deal with fastening the
straps in that emergency situation, for with loose straps the helmet
will just roll off and will not likely provide any protection.
A very entertaining film will be shown of the acrobatics (pirouettes,
salto mortale, triple Axl etc.) that sometimes result from helmets
dangling from handlebars.
Next Monday right
after school in the meeting Hall at [Graveyard address].
Invisible Bike Helmet Straps
Hey Kids! It is so cool to have the straps of your bike helmet
dangling loose. Daring. Almost worth the risk of brain damage. But,
you know, a loose helmet is just going to roll off when you're in a
crash, it's very unlikely that it will come between your head and that
solid surface you'll hit. Your chances of surviving a crash without
serious harm are so much better with a properly attached helmet.
Now, a recent breakthrough advance in plastics technology may let you
avoid that difficult choice between being safe and looking cool. The
German firm Spaethauf GmbH has developed a virtually invisible but
strong material that has found an early application in bike helmet
straps. Invisible helmets are still in development, but may be
available this time next year.
Starting next week Friday, Our Town's Bike Shops will start selling
these almost invisible bike helmet straps that will fit almost any
helmet, so you can be safe and look cool at the same time. Police
Spokesman Ulysses Oudeis said kids may still be stopped but won't get
ticketed or sent to Traffic School if the helmet turns out to be
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