Safe Moves to Demonstrate Bicycle Helmet Effectiveness NA16033ml

February 21, 2016

WHAT: LAPD Hollywood Area, LADOT Bicycle Safety & Transit Education Program in partnership with Safe Moves will conduct demonstrations on pedestrian, bicycle and skateboard safety. The “Walk, Ride & Roll” event will feature:

Skateboard & Bicycle Skills Course Distracted Driver demonstration featuring the Safe Moves pedal car Watermelon Drop to demonstrate the importance of wearing a helmet Demonstrations on pedestrian, bicyclist and skateboarder collisions Helmet giveaways

WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Joseph Le Conte Middle School 1316 N. Bronson Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028

WHO: Los Angeles City Council member Mitch O’Farrell Daniel Tamm, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti LAPD Hollywood Area, Sgt. Darrell Davis LAPD Hollywood Area, Senior Lead Officer Joe Eubank LAPD Hollywood Area Bike Unit, Officer French Los Angeles School Police Chief Steve Zipperman Pat Hines, Founder of Safe Moves Grace Quintanilla, Assistant Principal Joseph Le Conte Middle School Joseph Le Conte Middle School students

WHY: Graphic Demonstration Regarding Head Injuries and Bicycle Safety 89% of Children in Bike Accidents Do Not Wear Helmets, Upping Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries. More children ages 5 to 14 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries related to biking than any other sport. Helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by 85%.

CONTACT: LAPD Hollywood Area Sgt. Darrell Davis 323-871-4068.