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Bike Sharing and Scooter Rentals: Why Children (and Adults) Need to Bring Their Own Helmets

Posted by: Laura Dattner on Aug 09, 2018


Neighborhood bike-sharing and scooter rental programs have taken off this summer and as safety experts. While helmet use laws vary between states and cities, it’s a universal safety concern. Here's why people of all ages need to wear a helmet on every ride.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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