Traduzca en Español or
Traduisez en Français
Helmet Materials in Spanish and French
Summary: Latino communities all over the US are reportedly lagging behind in bicycle helmet use.
Disproportionate numbers of Latinos are being killed and injured in traffic, both on bicycles and while walking. Here are
the sources of Spanish program materials that we are aware of. There must be more available than this, so a Google search
New York City
By far the best and most advanced advice for city riders we have seen in Spanish is the New York City BikeSmart Brochure
covers bike lanes, interacting with cars in specific situations, bike parking, helmets and helmet fitting. Some sections
are specific to New York City, of course, but this one is a winner.
US Dept of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration has a big list of posters, pamphlets and other
for Latino audiences. They even have online forms for ordering, and everything is free. They also have a
page with links to a marketing plan
Another DOT division, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a page on materials for latino audiences
in Spanish. They also
have a page where you can order other materials. You can download brochures:
- Kids and Bicycle Safety - (Spanish)
- Easy Steps for Fitting a Bicycle Helmet - (Spanish)
And a Spanish video called Ajuste del casco de
. We have that one, and can send it to you on a DVD for showing to classes or larger audiences
include it in our Toolkit for Helmet Promotion Programs, or can send it separately. Just send us an
if you need it. There is no charge for any of our materials. We also send a copy of the NHTSA fitting video,
and have it on our site
In addition, NHTSA has a Bicycle Safety Activity Kit. It has activities for children from 4 to 7 and for those from 8 to
11 years old. All on line for downloading when the links work. Includes coloring pages, connect-the-dots, word find,
crossword, word scramble and more, with nice color graphics if your printer can handle them. All in Spanish. We also have
their Flash Cards in Spanish
on our website for printing out.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has a bike safety
page in Spanish with some elementary materials
. You can order copies of CPSC materials on the GPO website
. We can't find their page on Which
Helmet for Which Activity
in Spanish any more, but it hopefully it will return some day. There was a link from the
top of the English page, but it is not working now.
has educational materials including a curriculum for training
students in 15 lessons that they call the SafeCyclist Curriculum. Their materials are all in English and Spanish.
Phoenix Children's Hospital
There are Spanish language versions of various helmet campaign materials you can purchase from the Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa County Safe Kids campaign
. Some of their materials, including this
"Porte el Casco - Evita el Fiasco" stickers, are available in Spanish.
Snell Memorial Foundation
The Snell Safety Education Center
has a full color pamphlet in Spanish. They ask for a
small donation ($2.50 for 50, or $20 for 500). You can contact them through their website or by postal mail to
Snell Safety Education Center
3628 Madison Avenue, Suite 11
North Highlands, CA 95660
You can also call them. Their telephone number is (916) 331-5073. Or you can send them email
Safe Kids International
has brochures in .pdf format in Spanish.
American Automobile Association
AAA has Bike Basics in Spanish and a helmet safety tip bookmark in English/Spanish. They should be available, usually
free, from your local AAA club.
See the top of this page for info on the NHTSA Spanish language video.
The University of California Series: The Bicycle Zone (Elementary), Pedal Smarts (High School/Middle School), and
Getting There By Bike (High School/Adult)
All three videos are available in English and Spanish. Each is accompanied
with a study guide. Available through Transit Media, 22-D Hollywood Ave, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423. Telephone:
A Kids Eye View
A short video that appears as a bonus on the League of American Bicyclists DVD called Enjoy the
Ride. $32 from the LAB website
. We have not seen it.
If you have another source of Spanish language materials for bike safety or helmet safety programs, please send us an email! We think this list is far too short, so you will need to do another Google