Since July 1 the Franklin Police Department and Rick's Restaurant have joined forces to reward area kids who wear helmets while biking in downtown Franklin. During regular patrols, police officers are handing out tickets for a free small ice cream cone at Rick's to helmet wearers.
The program is a way to reinforce helmet use, which is required by state law for anyone under 16 years old but is often ignored. According to a recent Milford Daily News article, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a helmet can reduce the risk of death by 37 percent and the risk of head injury by 69 percent for children and adults.
Thank you Rick Moore and the Franklin Police Department for helping keep our downtown safe!
To read the recent Milford Daily News article by Matt Tota click here: Franklin kids wearing helmets to get sweet reward.