Program rewards children for wearing helmets

Updated: Jul. 20, 2017 at 12:06 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A new initiative issues citations to children to encourage bicycle safety.

Helmet Smart is a program that rewards children for wearing a helmet. As part of the program, St. Matthews police officers who see a child wearing a helmet can issue the child a safety citation, which is a coupon for a free Happy Meal at McDonald's.

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The citation can also be used as an entry form for a drawing to win a free bicycle.

The program will also provide 100 helmets for under privileged children.

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