East Windsor Township Launches "Use Your Head" Bicycle Helmet Giveaway for Bicycle Safety Month - May

FOR RELEASE:   April 29, 2022

East Windsor Mayor Janice S. Mironov proclaimed May 2022 “Bicycle Safety Month” and announced a bicycle safety initiative, “Use Your Head”, a Bicycle Helmet giveaway program, which will be kicked off on Wednesday, May 4.  Additional sessions will be held on Wednesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 25, all from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the East Windsor municipal building (16 Lanning Boulevard).  Under this program, East Windsor residents ages 5 through 16 can receive a bicycle helmet at no cost.  After viewing a brief 5-minute video on the importance of bicycle helmets and bicycle safety, participants will be measured and given a properly fitted bicycle helmet, along with safety literature.

Mayor Mironov stated,  “This bicycle safety program, entitled ‘Use Your Head’ and geared to children under 17 years old, is intended to enhance safety by increasing awareness of the laws requiring helmet wear, promoting helmet usage and instructing on correct helmet usage and fit.”  Mayor Mironov added “It is not only the law for young bicyclers, but it is good common sense for all people riding bicycles to protect themselves by wearing a helmet.”

The Township then will implement Phase 2 of this bicycle safety initiative from June 1 through July 31, during which Mayor Mironov and Council Members and Township police officers will distribute form “summonses” to young people, recognizing children wearing helmets and asking them to sign a pledge “to use a safety helmet when using a bicycle, skateboard or rollerblades.  This step will enable them to be entered in a drawing for prizes, which will take place on Tuesday August 2 at the Township “National Night Out”. 

          Mayor Mironov underscored the program goals stating, “I believe it is a worthy goal of our Township to launch a full public program to focus on and improve the safe use of bicycles within the Township by undertaking a pro-active education and outreach campaign.” 

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