Applications Open for NCDOT Bicycle Helmet Initiative

The N.C. Department of Transportation is encouraging people across the state to participate in its annual Bicycle Helmet Initiative. The program, founded in 2007 has provided thousands of helmets to children, including more than 30,000 helmets in the last five years.  While less than half of all children typically wear a helmet while biking, they can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by almost 90 percent.