Local lawyers and Barrie police promote bike helmet safety
Barrie Police Con. Colin Hopper demonstrates the proper way to wear a helmet during a helmet safety assembly held at St. Bernadette Elementary School in Barrie, Tuesday. A highlight to the annual 'Helmets on Kids' event was the donation of 550 helmets by Rastin and Associates and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, helmets which will be distributed to children throughout the Simcoe County who need one. Earlier in the day, a similar presentation was held at Trillium Woods Elementary School. The campaign was spearheaded by Steve Rastin. Mark Wanzel/Photo
A local lawyer is doing his part for bike safety.
Steve Rastin, managing partner of Rastin and Associates and past president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, joined forces with association partners to once again donate helmets to 550 kids in Simcoe County who need one as part of his annual 'Helmet for Kids' campaign.
In a recent five-year study, the Ontario Ministry of Health reported that 93.75% of cyclists under the age of 18 who were killed in cycling accidents were not wearing helmets.
The campaign kicked off Tuesday in Barrie with safety demonstrations for students at Trillium Woods Elementary School and St. Bernadette Elementary School. Rastin and some of his colleagues, including members of the Barrie police and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, took part.
Yes they do! Any rider under 18yrs old is req'd to wear an approved helmet. Fine is $80.00 for rider & guardian. https://t.co/PplYEVcbrz— Barrie Police (@BarriePolice) May 10, 2016