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This funky, fast-paced video uses humor, real-life examples, computer graphics, and a peer-to-peer approach to teach middle and high school youth about how wearing a bicycle helmet can protect them from serious injuries (including brain injuries) and death.  The 9-minute (approx) video features a diverse group of teens and pre-teens modeling the newest, coolest looks in helmets, and includes the entertaining, yet instructional “raw egg drop” demonstration.  The video also explains how to correctly fit and position a bicycle helmet and select a helmet that meets Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards.  It also discusses key rules of the road.  The video’s target audience is middle school age children (grades 5-9) and can be used by parents, youth groups, medical personnel, traffic safety organizations, educators, and injury prevention groups.

Ride Smart - It's Time to Start was released in 2002 and is the first in the series of two videos (DOT HS 809 397):

Bike Safe - Bike Smart was released in 2004 and is the second in the series of two videos (DOT HS 809 738):

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