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Save Your Melon Save Your Melon Helmet Legislation
Support Helmet Legislation in Saskatchewan and your community by contacting your local Government Representative or Councillor.

Troy Davies, Saskatoon Ward 4 Councillor, supports the initiative

Teacher Resources
Wear a Helmet Day Campaign

Other Resources
Save Your Melon campaign Save Your Melon is an initiative between SBIA, the SK Roughriders, and WorkSafe Saskatchewan. The program began in 2011 with an announcement by Jim Hopson, CEO of the SK Roughriders and SBIA Honourary Spokesperson.

Jim Hopson
As Jim says, "Be a Winner, Always Wear a Helmet"
Helmet

With a donation, you will receive 1 helmet and a $50 charitable receipt.
Pick-up is available in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, and Moose Jaw. Shipping is available anywhere in Canada for an additional $30 (please choose that option).

You will be contacted within 48 hours by phone or email to confirm shipping or pick-up details.

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Helmet Facts

Did You Know?

  • Wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle can reduce the risk of brain injury by 88%
  • Approximately 75% of bicycle fatalities are the result of a brain or head injury
  • One cyclist dies in Canada each week
  • In the case of life-threatening injuries among cyclists, the most frequently injured body region is the head
  • Head injury is the leading cause of disability from bicycle crashes
In 2009, more than 11.4 million people aged 12 and older reported riding a bicycle, but only 4.1 million reported wearing a helmet all the time.

Helmets Save Lives!

  • Helmets reduce the risk of head injuries in skiing and snowboarding, as well as other alpine sports
  • Odds of sustaining a head injury increase two to four times for cyclists that are not wearing a helmet
  • Over 90% of bicyclists killed in 2008 were not wearing a helmet
  • Helmets reduce the risk of brain injuries because they absorb the energy of an impact, instead of the head, face or brain

Will Legislation Help?

In studies about helmet use, where legislation for mandatory helmet use exists there is a significant increase in helmet use. Let's compare:
  • Nova Scotia (mandatory for all ages): 73.2% overall helmet use
  • Ontario (mandatory for everyone under the age of 18): 40.6% overall helmet use
  • Saskatchewan (no legislation): 26.9% overall helmet use