The Cobourg Police Service and Canadian Tire have become partners this summer in an effort to keep young people safer while on their bicycles. If an officer sees a child who appears to be under the age of 16, riding a bicycle and not wearing a helmet, the officer won’t hand them a ticket, instead they could receive a free helmet.
“We want children to be safe while enjoying their summer activities. A child falling off a bike can happen so quickly and can sometimes result in a serious injury,” says Cobourg Police Chief Kai Liu.
François Bérubé, General Manager of Cobourg’s Canadian Tire store, talks about the relationship with the Cobourg Police Service, “Giving back to our community is important to us here at Canadian Tire Cobourg. We have worked with the Cobourg Police Service on other safety initiatives such as their car seat clinics and we value child safety. Partnering with them on this project is part of our role as a community member.”
Wearing a proper bicycle helmet can decrease the risk of serious head injury by over 80 per cent, a statistic you don’t want to ignore. That’s why it’s so important that the Cobourg Police Service and Canadian Tire work together in this and help children remain safe this summer.