'Wear Your Bike Helmet To Work/School Day' Promotes Safety Throughout Ohio
September 16, 2011
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Columbus - 
Ohio will be taking part in its first official "Wear Your Bike Helmet to Work or School Day" on Wednesday, September 21. In April, through the efforts of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP), Governor Kasich signed into law a resolution ensuring this observance on an annual basis.

Recent studies have proven that by wearing a helmet, people can reduce the risk of head trauma by 85 percent. Last year, 51,000 people suffered injuries as result of not taking necessary safety precautions. These troubling statistics have elevated national advocacy efforts related to bicycle safety.

State Senator Troy Balderson (R - Zanesville), an avid cycling enthusiast, recently offered praise to Ohio AAP and their ongoing work. "As a rider myself, I know that safety is paramount to getting the full benefit out of any ride," said Balderson. "Strapping on a helmet is effortless, but far too few enthusiasts realize its importance. I wish to thank the AAP for all their hard work."
Senator Troy Balderson serves the people of Ohio's 20th Senate District, which includes Athens, Coshocton, Guernsey, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, and Washington Counties.
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