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Safety Accessories Make the Perfect Child's Gift

With less than two weeks before Christmas, many parents, grandparents and adoring aunts and uncles will be hitting the stores in search of those must-have toys on the wish lists of the children in their lives.  Titusville Fire and Emergency Services have a couple of  gift-giving suggestions that will help keep the holidays safe as well as enjoyable for everyone.  If Santa will be putting bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates (among others) under the tree this year, how about also giving safety accessories to go along with those gifts?


1.  The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from    bicycle crashes is a helmet

2.  Light reflectors on bicycles are of paramount importance, especially when riding at dusk, dawn or (when unavoidable) at night.  To see and be seen, also mount a light on the bike.

3.  Wear clothes and accessories that have retro-reflective materials to improve biker visibility to motorists.

Other wheeled-sports activities (scooters, roller or in-line skates, skateboard and long boarding)

1.  Children should always wear a helmet for all wheeled-sports activities.

2.  Additional protective equipment recommended for most personal wheeled-sports activities, include:

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