Each year, bicyclists are killed or injured in New Jersey due to bicycle crashes. Many bicycle deaths result from bicycle-motor vehicle collisions. However, injuries can happen anywhere, including parks, bike paths and driveways and often do not involve motor vehicles.
Head injury is the most serious injury type and the most common cause of death among bicyclists. The most severe injuries are those to the brain that cause permanent damage.
The River Vale Police Department stresses the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle, especially for our younger population, through enforcement of New Jersey's bicycle helmet law.
New Jersey's Bicycle Helmet Law
Young people under the age of 17 are required to wear an approved helmet when cycling, roller skating, in-line skating or skateboarding.
For more tips on bicycle safety, check out this page from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.