Attorney Marc L. Breakstone’s message to fifth graders in Arlington yesterday? Ride safe.
Breakstone, White & Gluck kicked off our 2017 Project KidSafe campaign yesterday, donating 50 helmets to Peirce Elementary School in Arlington. Attorney Breakstone participated in a bike safety training led by Richard Fries, executive director of MassBike. Helmets were distributed to children who needed one after the training.
The training was coordinated by Mary Alice Burke, the school’s parent coordinator of Safe Routes to School programming. Nicole Edmonds, a school outreach coordinator for the Safe Routes to School office in Boston and Arlington Police Officer Corey Rateau also participated.
Launched in 2013, Breakstone, White & Gluck’s Project KidSafe campaign has donated more than 10,000 helmets to children, with a goal of preventing serious head injuries and encouraging safe riding. Under Massachusetts law, all cyclists age 16 or younger must wear bicycle helmets. But all cyclists are strongly encouraged to wear helmets, regardless of age. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets can reduce the risk of head and brain injuries in bicycle accidents by up to 88 percent, making them the single most effective way to reduce head injuries and save lives.
This is the fourth year we have donated bicycle helmets to children in the Arlington community. In Arlington, our helmets support Safe Routes to School bike and pedestrian training in elementary schools. In addition to Peirce Elementary School, we will also donate make donations to the Hardy Elementary School and the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee this year. The Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee will distribute helmets to children who need one at Arlington Town Day in the Fall.
Learn more about our Project KidSafe bike safety campaign.
About Breakstone, White & Gluck
Breakstone, White & Gluck is a Boston personal injury law firm which is committed to the safety of all bicyclists in Massachusetts. We have over 100 years combined experience representing bicyclists injured by the negligence of others. If you, or a member of your family, has been injured in a bicycle incident, please feel free to contact us for a free legal consultation at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form. Thank you and RIDE SAFE!