Activities on wheels are fun and are good ways to get exercise. But it's important to stay safe. Head injuries are the leading cause of serious injury and death to kids on wheels.
A helmet could save your child's life!
Most serious injuries and deaths associated with child cyclists involve collisions with a motor vehicle. The most severe injuries are those involving the head and brain; even seemingly minor head injuries may cause permanent brain damage. Other serious injuries include broken bones, facial injuries and serious skin abrasions that require grafts.
For scootering, skateboarding and in-line skating activities, head injuries are the most serious injuries, but broken bones are the most common. Children suffer injuries during wheeled activities because of a combination of factors such as inexperience, loss of control, lack of traffic safety skills, high speed and the tendency to attempt stunts and difficult moves.