Summary: References and resources for promoting helmets.
Also available on paper--see below
First, for general bike safety we recommend:
DOT's Bicycle Safer Journey site: a 2014 upgrade of videos, curricula, lesson plans, quizzes, and just about everything you need for classroom instruction of basic bicycle safety, including helmets. Spanish materials included. Links to other sites for more curricula. Not a helmet-specific site, but by far the best thing DOT has ever produced. We can send you the videos on disk if downloading from YouTube doesn't work for you.
Then, more resources specific to helmet safety:
Our list of helmet program resources has sources of helmet program info and materials, with an indication of what they can do for you. Free pamphlets, posters, videos, bookmarks.
We have a Toolkit for Helmet Promotion Programs that includes some of the materials above on paper. It also includes duplicating masters of our pamphlets and other handout materials. There is a CD with the program manual, a California manual and the rodeo guide described above. And finally, we include four DVD's with the three DOT bike helmet and safety videos and four other helmet safety videos. We send the Toolkit to you free, and you are welcome to duplicate any of the materials for school, police or any other non-profit use by a non-profit organization. (For-profits please check with us, except for local bike shops, who are encouraged to duplicate and hand out any of our materials.) Just email us. Be sure to give us a postal mailing address if you want the Toolkit! We can usually get it in the mail to you within 24 hours, but if you need it sooner there are links to all of the materials here on this page. Here is
more on requesting our materials, and here is a page with the contents of the Toolkit and a link to the Word file if you can't wait for snail mail.
Here is our Links Page for helmet program sites beyond those mentioned below.
The US Department of Transportation has an extensive bike and school safety site with pages of resources. In 2014 they brought out a new Bicycle Safer Journey site: with videos, curricula, lesson plans, quizzes, and just about everything you need for classroom instruction of basic bicycle safety, including helmets. Spanish materials included. Links to other sites for more curricula. Not a helmet-specific site, but by far the best thing DOT has ever produced.
Brain Injury: A Manual for Educators from the Colorado Department of Education helps teachers deal with brain injured students. "Teachers have to consider the possibility that a child’s learning problems could stem from a brain injury. The student with a brain injury may have problems in school that look the same as children with other disabilities."
Rad Rider is the best graphics-based helmet site on the Web. It has a 20-page comic book with super hero, chase scenes, violence, and
stuff that scrolls, spins, morphs and moves all over the screen -- all putting across a safety and
helmet theme. Plus a quiz you take on line and get feedback on correct answers.