Mark: Hey Joe, let's ride our bikes and go get some baseball cards.
Joe: Okay, let me go home to get my bike.
Mark: You don't have to go all the way home, just use my brother's bike. He won't mind.
Joe: Even if I did use your brother's bike, I'd still have to go home and get my helmet.
Mark: (Laughing as he starts to tease Joe) Helmet? Aw c'mon. Those things are for little kids. You can ride a bike just fine. You don't need a helmet. Let's just go.
Joe: Sorry, Mark, can't. What if something weird happens. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Mark: You make it sound like riding a bike is dangerous.
Joe: A report I had to do for school made me think about it. In (name of state) (xxx amount) of people have been really hurt and that (xxx amount) of people have been killed in bike crashes. Even if you do survive a crash, a serious injury can lead to permanent problems. I know I don't want to end up having my mom helping me every time I have to do simple things, like eating or using the bathroom. I don't know about you, man, but I'd rather wear the helmet just in case.
Mark: Well. . . . .okay. . . .. .you go do what you have to do. When you're ready, come get me in my room.
Joe: In your room? I thought we're riding to the card store? Why don't we meet at the corner like we usually do?
Mark: Because it's gonna take me at least 15 minutes to find my helmet in my closet!!
Joe: (Laughing) Oh, okay. I'll be back in 15 minutes.
Narrator: Use your head. Use a helmet. After all, it's your brain.