Wyoming kids are gearing up for summer fun, and the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association is working to make sure that “gear” includes a helmet. The organization distributes hundreds of free bicycle helmets each year, and presents safety demonstrations at fairs and schools.
W-T-L-A President Bryan Ulmer says helmets reduce injuries whether kids are bicycling, skateboarding or riding a scooter.
Ulmer says the free helmets come with a message, not just for kids and their parents. The group also wants motorists to be aware that children are out enjoying their summer.
Ulmer said that since 1999 they've handed out more than eight-thousand helmets to kids around the state.