Safe Kids hosts 17th annual Bike Rodeo - WRBL

Safe Kids hosts 17th annual Bike Rodeo

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - Safe Kids Columbus hosted their 17th annual Bike Rodeo Saturday morning at the Library on Macon Road. Parents brought their children and their kids to get a safety check up and free helmets.

Safe Kids volunteers properly fitted each child with a free bike helmet, and the children were able to go through obstacles they might face when riding on the roads. Parents also got to take home some safety information.

"Even though they are in a neighborhood and think they are safe riding in a bicycle in a neighborhood the helmet protects their head up to 85% from a serious brain injury. That's what we want to do. We want to prevent those brain injuries from occurring because once they suffer a brain injury they may not recover," said Robert Green with the Columbus Police Department.

Safe Kids will be a Riverfest next weekend selling car seats at discounted prices. They'll have booster seats for $5.00 and car seats for $10.00.

Naomi Keitt

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