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FWD: Helmet Update by email

Please find below an excerpt from the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute's
newsletter.  Apparently the DOT has a free video targeted at educating kids
about bike helmets.  I thought there may be some interested educators or
parent groups that might find this helpful.

Best regards,


Barry Ramsay 
D8, Inc. 
1293 E. Freeze Road 
Potlatch, ID USA  83855 
Phone (208) 875-1221 ext. 225 
Fax (208) 875-1225 

-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Swart [] 
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 10:29 AM
Subject: Helmet Update by email

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
The Helmet Update by Email         Vol. 20, #1, March 29, 2002

DOT Has a New Helmet Video

The US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, has released a new helmet video for elementary to 
middle school kids. The video is titled Ride Smart. We think it is 
the best free video anyone has produced for 8 to 12 year olds. There 
is considerable preaching, but at least kids do it. The video 
features damaged helmets, an egg drop, a jello brain smash, good 
stuff on fit, and brief rules of the road. With credits and all it 
runs about 9 minutes. Free from DOT. Eventually you can get it from 
their normal distribution channel, but in the meantime send an email 
to NHTSA's Marietta Bowen:  or call her 
at 202-366-4969. The price is right!

     The Helmet Update - Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
     Randy Swart, Editor  -
     4611 Seventh Street South,  Arlington, VA 22204-1419  USA
     (703) 486-0100 (voice or fax)

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
Arlington, VA  USA 

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