Bicyclists often must share the road with vehicles, and injuries can happen even on a designated path. Helmets appropriate for bicycling should be worn by everyone – adults and children – on every bike ride regardless of length of the ride. Make certain the helmet is certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. When purchasing a helmet, make sure the helmet fits snug. Position the helmet level on your head, covering the forehead and not tipped backward or forward, about one to two finger widths above the eyebrow. Center the buckle on the chin strap under your chin. The helmet should not rock more than 1 inch side to side or front to back when on your head. Finally, make sure you know the traffic laws where you will be riding. Bicyclists MUST follow the same rules as motorists. For more safety tips, visit the NHTSA's website.