Trantolo & Trantolo is bringing its successful safety initiative, Heads Up For Safety, to Hartford this September! First launched in Bridgeport, Heads Up For Safety is a coalition of public and private stakeholders in the area who support bicycle helmet safety and education for local youth. Along with Safe Kids Connecticut and the Hartford Police Department, Trantolo & Trantolo will fit hundreds of free bicycle helmets to the current safety standards.
Heads Up For Safety in Hartford
According to Safe Kids Connecticut, biking-related injuries lead to more emergency room visits for children ages 5 to 14 than any other sports injury. Although wearing a properly fitted bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury by 88 percent, only 45 percent of kids under the age of 14 wear one.
To combat these alarming statistics, we are expanding our Heads Up For Safety program to Hartford. The initiative features a unique “street-smart” component, involving the Hartford Police Department. Kids seen riding without bicycle helmets will be “ticketed” with a voucher to receive a free bicycle helmet and fitting on the spot. Our helmets feature a Heads Up For Safety reflective decal with all our sponsor logos. For the kids already wearing helmets, they will receive free tickets to a Hartford Yard Goats or Hartford Wolf Pack game!
Working together we are hopeful of distributing and fitting more than 1,000 free bike helmets to Hartford kids and hopefully we can start cutting down the number of youth bike injuries occurring in Hartford.
– Trial Atty. Keith Trantolo
To bring Heads Up For Safety to your school or community, contact us today!