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North Carolina kids to get bicycle helmets with initiative

More than 3,000 children across North Carolina will be getting bicycle helmets thanks to an initiative aimed at reducing injuries and deaths

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Monday, April 15, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 3,000 children across North Carolina will get bicycle helmets thanks to an initiative aimed at reducing injuries and deaths.

The N.C. Department of Transportation says in a news release that it uses funds from the sale of the ‘Share the Road’ specialty license plates to pay for bike helmets distributed at safety events by government and non-government agencies.

The department says a record 101 organizations applied to participate in the program this year.

In addition to the 3,320 helmets being passed out, recipients will get a pair of front and rear bike lights to further enhance cyclist safety. Helmets will be delivered by May 1.

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