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Helmet Safety

kids wearing helmets in Surrey.

Promoting Helmet Safety In Our Community

Over 50,000 Canadians sustained brain injuries in 2012 and these injuries involved both adults and children. Head injuries are also the leading cause of serious injury and death to kids on bicycles.

Be active, stay healthy and protect yourself! The City of Surrey recommends you wear a CSA approved helmet for:

  • BMX 
  • skateboarding
  • cycling
  • riding a scooter
  • inline skating
  • playing hockey
  • many other activities

Enjoy your recreational activities and stay safe

Cycling laws in British Columbia require everyone to wear a helmet while cycling.  

In Surrey's arenas, all children 12 years of age and younger must wear a helmet while active, and the City also recommends anyone active in our Youth Parks wear a helmet as well.

Skateboarding at Youth Park in Surrey

Find answers to frequently asked questions about helmet safety through our friends at Parachute.

CSA Approved

Look for the CSA certification mark. A helmet with a CSA mark meets requirements of Canada's only National Standard for cycling helmets.

Proper Fit Is Essential

Try helmets on before buying. Make sure you choose one that is comfortable and fits snugly. When fit properly, your helmet should not move forward, backward, or come off.

Your helmet should sit level on your head. It should extend to about 2 fingers, or 3 cm, above your eyebrows.