Police remind citizens to wear helmets

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**** HRP Media Release

Police remind citizens to wear helmets

Police are reminding the public of the rules of the road and the importance of wearing helmets for all wheeled activities.

With the nice weather more people are out using active transportation, Halifax Regional Police would like to remind citizens that they are required to wear a helmet for all wheeled activities whether on public or private lands and roads, skate parks or playgrounds.

That includes:

  • bicycles
  • skateboards
  • rollerblades/skates
  • scooters (both self-propelled and motorized)
  • Segways

A proper helmet should:

  • Fit comfortably on top of your head and sit low on your forehead, just above the eyebrow.
  • Not move if you shake your head.
  • Have an outer shell, inner protective liner, chin straps that hold the helmet firmly in place, and adjustable sizing pads.
  • Meet CPSC, CSA or Snell standards.

Helmets are for your safety and have been proven to reduce the risk of brain injury. You could also be fined $151.25 under the Motor Vehicle Act and have your wheeled transportation seized for up to 30 days for failing to wear your helmet.

Let’s all do our part to stay safe.

For additional information on helmet safety see the websites below:

https://novascotia.ca/dhw/healthy-communities/helmets.asp

https://novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/mvhelmet.htm

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