Ottawa Public Health - Adopt a Helmet!

posted Apr 16, 2015, 7:18 AM by St. Michael ‎(Ottawa)‎ School   [ updated Apr 16, 2015, 7:24 AM ]

Make a properly fitted helmet part of your bike riding experience.  A helmet can help protect you and your family from serious injury! 

Tips about helmet safety: 

  • Make sure the helmet has been safety certified - look for the sticker on the inside of the helmet.
  • Helmets must be replaced every five years and/or after a crash or hard hit - even if it looks undamaged.
  • Never buy a used helmet.
  • Do not place stickers on your helmet.
  • Parents can set a good example to children by wearing a helmet.
  • Remember, anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet – it’s the law.


Helmet Fitting:

 Put on the helmet so that it is not tilting backwards or forward. Then check the following:  


Two fingers distance from helmet to eyebrow



V-shape straps around each ear



One finger between chin and fastened strap


For more information visit or contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.