LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Sheriff Thomas Dougherty is pleased to announce the 2015 “Helmet Heroes” campaign, whereby all children caught wearing a helmet and following safe riding rules will be issued a certificate of recognition by patrolling Deputies.
The campaign started on May 1 and will run until August 31. Deputies will obtain the name, address, and phone number of the child. At the beginning of September, all names will be put into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from a local business, and they will gain permission for them to be featured in local news.
“All children between the ages of 1 and 14 are required to wear a certified bicycle helmet when bicycling, in-line skating (roller blades), operating a non-motorized scooter, or skateboarding in New York State,” said the Sheriff in the release. “Children under the age of 1 are not allowed to ride as passengers on bicycles.”
The campaign was designed by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Traffic Safety Education Coordinator, Amber Pellicane. This four month event will be done in collaboration with the Livingston County Department of Health and other local law enforcement members.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)
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