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    Fillmore Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Training Course

    Fillmore Police Department

    May is National Bike Month, and with bicycle-related injuries peaking in the summer months, this is an ideal time to adopt some proven injury prevention strategies before sharing the road with motor vehicles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children (5 14 years) and adolescents (15-19 years) have the highest rates of nonfatal bicycle-related injuries, accounting for more than one-third of all bicycle related injuries seen in U.S. emergency departments. A bicycle helmet is a cyclist’s best line of defense, reducing risk of head injury by more than 50%. For severe head injuries, the protective benefit is even higher.

    The Fillmore Police Department encourages all riders, regardless of age, to take advantage of modern safety equipment, and for parents to ensure their children are wearing helmets while riding bicycles and skateboards. Refer to California Vehicle Code 21212(a) for further detail.

    Through grant funding provided by California’s Office of Traffic Safety, the Fillmore Police Department will be offering a Safety Training Course for bicyclists, skateboarders, and pedestrians from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 15th. The event will be near the BMX track at Two Rivers Park and will feature a safety course and free helmets.


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