EYES, EARS & MOUTH FIT TIPS

Helmets that slip to the front, back or side of the head expose parts of the skull, while extremely loose straps, or unbuckled straps, can allow the helmet to completely fall off the head in an accident. SAFE KIDS and Bell encourage parents to learn - and then teach their children - the "Eyes, Ears & Mouth" checklist to ensure proper fit.

 

EYES:
The rim of the helmet should be 1-to-2 finger-widths
above the eyebrows.


 

EARS:
The straps should form a "V" under just beneath the ear lobe.


 

MOUTH:
The buckle should be flush against the skin under the chin; when the rider opens his mouth, he should feel it snug on the chin and hugging the head.