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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday May 10th, 2021 :: 02:57 p.m. PDT


Fillmore Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Training Course

Nature of Incident: Fillmore Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Training Course
Report Number: N/A
Location: Two Rivers Park, River Street at D Street, Fillmore
Date & Time: May 15, 2021
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Police Department


May is National Bike Month, and with bicycle-related injuries peaking in the summer months, this is an ideal time to adopt some proven injury-prevention strategies before sharing the road with motor vehicles.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children (5-14 years) and adolescents (15-19 years) have the highest rates of nonfatal bicycle-related injuries, accounting for more than one-third of all bicycle-related injuries seen in U.S. emergency departments. A bicycle helmet is a cyclist’s best line of defense, reducing risk of head injury by more than 50%. For severe head injuries, the protective benefit is even higher.
The Fillmore Police Department encourages all riders, regardless of age, to take advantage of modern safety equipment, and for parents to ensure their children are wearing helmets while riding bicycles and skateboards. Refer to California Vehicle Code 21212(a) for further detail.
Through grant funding provided by California’s Office of Traffic Safety, the Fillmore Police Department will be offering a Safety Training Course for bicyclists, skateboarders, and pedestrians from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 15th. The event will be near the BMX track at Two Rivers Park and will feature a safety course and free helmets.  
Prepared by: Deputy Jamal LabbĂ© (#5173)  
News Release Date: May 9, 2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Jamal Labbé
805-524-2233 / [email protected]
Lisa Hammond, Fillmore Citizen Patrol
Approved by: Captain Garo Kuredjian  
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Ventura, CA 93003

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