Helmet Safety Program

Helmet Safety

Protect your brain, always wear a helmet!

Logan Health is proud to offer helmets at non-profit rates. Helmets and custom fittings will be available at Logan Health Fitness Center by appointment starting December 12. Please call (406) 751-4100, option 2 starting December 12.
  • Toddler Helmets $7
  • Bicycle Helmets $12
  • Multi-Sports Helmets $12
  • Water/Winter Sports Helmets $22
  • Equestrian Helmets $31
Nearly 1 million children under age 14 are treated each year for bicycle injuries. More than 260,000 children admitted to the hospital with bicycle injuries each year have suffered head trauma. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that helmets worn by skiers and snowboarders would prevent or reduce the severity of 53 percent of head injuries. Broken bones and skin abrasions will heal, but injury to the brain can cause death or permanent damage. Helmets work! When correctly worn, they absorb and distribute the impact of a crash.

Talk to your kids about why it is so important to protect our heads with a helmet. Begin the “helmet habit” early, while a child is still on a tricycle! It will become natural as your children grow. Encourage others to buy and wear helmets.

Rules of the Road

WEAR A HELMET! Make it part of your standard equipment.
  • Before you ride make sure you don’t have any loose clothing, drawstrings, or shoelaces; they can get caught in your chain and make you fall.
  • Check the air in your tires
  • Learn and follow the rules of the road. When riding in the road, always ride on the right hand side (same direction as traffic).
  • Obey traffic laws, including all the traffic signs and signals.
  • Ride predictably – ride in a straight line, don’t weave in and out of traffic.
  • Look for debris on your route that could cause you to fall off your bicycle, like trash, stones, toys.
  • If you must ride at night, make sure your bike has reflectors and lights and wear retro-reflective materials on your ankles, wrists, back and helmet.

Safety Rules of the Slopes

 WEAR A HELMET! Make it part of your standard equipment.
  • Try to stay in control.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way.
  • Stop in a safe place for you and others.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
  • Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
  • Know how to use the lifts safely.

Safety Rules for Sledding

WEAR A HELMET! Make it part of your standard equipment.
  • Sled during daylight, and if you are out at night don’t slide unless the hill is well lit (most injuries occur in late afternoon and evening hours).
  • Always sit or kneel facing forward.
  • Remember to tuck in strings and long winter hats. Use a neck warmer instead of a scarf.
  • Wait until the path is clear before starting down the hill.
  • Keep an eye out for oncoming sledders and quickly get out of the way when you reach the bottom.
  • Roll to the side if you have to get off in a hurry remembering not to use your hands or feet to try and stop the sled.
  • Climb back up the hill by keeping to the side (away from where people are coming down).