Adopt a Helmet

posted May 7, 2015, 11:44 AM by Paul Gautreau
Make a properly fitted helmet part of your bike riding experience. A helmet can help protect you and your family from serious injury!

Tips about helmet safety:
  • Make sure the helmet has been safety certified - look for the sticker on the inside of the helmet. 
  • Helmets must be replaced every five years and/or after a crash or hard hit - even if it looks undamaged. 
  • Never buy a used helmet. 
  • Do not place stickers on your helmet. 
  • Parents can set a good example to children by wearing a helmet. 
  • Remember, anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet – it’s the law. 

Helmet Fitting:
  • Put on the helmet so that it is not tilting backwards or forward. Then check the following: 
  • Two fingers distance from helmet to eyebrow 
  • V-shape straps around each ear 
  • One finger between chin and fastened strap 

For more information visit or contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.