Kids, cops & cones at program for bike helmet safety

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Senator Jim Tedisco is launching his annual Safe Summer Bike Helmet Safety Program on Tuesday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m., at the Southern Saratoga YMCA.

Tedisco is partnering with local officials, businesses, and 22 area police departments to distribute 5,000 “good tickets” for free ice cream to reward children who wear their helmets while bicycling, skateboarding, and rollerblading. They will also be giving free bike helmets to kids who need one. 

It’s the law in New York State that children up to age 14 must wear a bicycle helmet or parents could face a $50 fine. According to the New York State Department of Health, an average of 54 New Yorkers are killed each year in bicycle crashes and 19,000 residents are treated at a hospital due to bike-related injuries. 

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