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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** AAA Texas, Partners Offer Free Bicycle Skills Clinic, Helmets and Bikes to Local Children This Saturday

Back to School Reminder: Children Must Wear Helmets in Houston

Houston, TX Transportation and Traffic Safety
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What: AAA Texas will hold a free Bike Rodeo and Helmet Fitting event to encourage proper helmet use and teach children how to ride their bikes safely. Free helmets will be provided to the first 100 children along with fittings. A bike raffle will be held.

Why: Children are required to wear helmets at all times when riding within Houston city limits. According to Houston’s city ordinance, it is against the law for a parent to knowingly allow a child under the age of 18 to ride a bike without a helmet. Failure to comply with this law could result in a ticket and/or a fine. In 2021, according to data from the Texas Department of Transportation, 93% of riders under age 18 in the Lone Star State do not wear helmets.

Who:  Attendance is open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required

When:  Saturday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Interviews available before as well as during the event.

Where:  The Children’s Assessment Center, 2500 Bolsover Street, Houston, TX 77005.

About AAA: AAA provides more than 63 million members with automotive, travel, insurance and financial services through its federation of independently owned motor clubs and nearly 1,000 branch offices across North America. Since 1902, AAA has been a leader and advocate for the motorist and safe mobility. Drivers can request roadside assistance, identify nearby gas prices, locate discounts, book a hotel or map a route via the AAA Mobile app. AAA Texas branch offices throughout the state can be found by visiting www.AAA.com. Follow AAA Texas on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAATexas.

 

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Joshua Zuber
Media Spokesperson , AAA Texas (Houston)
713-533-2946
zuber.joshua@aaa-texas.com
Kara Thorp
Community Relations Representative , AAA Texas (Austin)
512-695-6349
thorp.kara@aaa-texas.com
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