Felder Launching ‘Wear a Helmet’ Campaign to Promote Bike Safety

BROOKLYN -

Citing statistics showing that Boro Park is among the most dangerous places in New York City for bike riders, Sen. Simcha Felder said he will be launching a campaign to get every biker to “wear a helmet.”

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 30 and running through Friday, Sept. 4, any child or teenager wearing a helmet while riding a bike may pick up a coupon for a free Klein’s ice cream or ices from participating toy stores, said Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat.

The 66th precinct, which patrols Boro Park, Felder quoted New York Business Journal, is “the second most dangerous [place for bikers] with 5.1 cyclist injuries per 100 collisions.”

“I am deeply concerned that there are so many bicyclists being injured in my community,” Felder said.

Participating stores are Toys 4 You, Linicks, Double Play, Tree House, Toys 2 Discover and Totally Toys.