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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Snoqualmie Police and Fire Departments Urge Bike Riders to Wear Helmets

Wear a  Bike Helmet

The Snoqualmie Police and Fire departments urge residents of all ages to wear helmets when biking this summer and year-round. Helmets protect against potential life-threatening head injuries.

This past weekend, a minor not wearing a helmet lost control of an e-bike and sustained injuries after a fall. The child was taken to a local hospital and released. 

 The City’s Helmet Ordinance requires bike riders to wear an approved bicycle helmet with the neck or chin strap fastened securely.

 Other biking safety tips: 

  • Check Your Equipment: make sure tires are inflated and your brakes work. 
  • See and Be Seen: wear bright colors day or night, and/or something that reflects light. 
  • Control Your Bicycle: ride with at least one hand on the handlebars.
  • Watch for and Avoid Road Hazards: be on the lookout for gravels, puddles, leaves, and dogs. 

 Learn more tips for bicycle safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 


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