Especially if you are a boy.
In life, I’m pretty much a live and let live kind of guy. There is one thing that does bother me though. When I see a family riding together helmetless. That is one non negotiable with my kids.
Well, it looks like that is still good advice for my son at least. The Sydney Morning Hearald reports that a study of bicycle emergency room visits showed that the vast majority were boys. 80 percent were males between 5 – 39 with almost half falling in the 5 – 15 range.
Now any of us with sons should not be surprised at that figure. It does bear repeating now and again. Just note that 20 percent involve the head and neck.
Should the weather this long weekend give your child the urge to ride, just remember to say “buckle up.”
Enjoy the holiday, Happy Thanksgiving!