The right way to wear a bike helmet

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Before your child hops on their bike this summer, make sure to check their helmet.

Data shows wearing a bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85%.

So what’s the right way to wear one? A helmet should be level on the head. Straps should be even and tight when buckled. Also, be sure the helmet covers your child’s forehead in case they fall forward.

"They should fit one inch above your eyebrows. The most common wrong thing I see driving down the street is that the helmet rides on the back, and you can see the forehead. That’s not protecting your child," said Dr. Richard So, a pediatrician.

"You want to see if there’s any cracks, any dents in your helmet. Because believe it or not, helmets are only good for one accident, because if they’re deformed, then they’re not going to function right."

It’s also recommended parents wear helmets, so they can model safe behaviors.