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Police Emphasizing Bike Helmet Safety In Boston, Brookline

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BOSTON (CBS) – Police in Brookline, Boston and at Boston University took to the streets on Tuesday to help boost bike safety.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports.

Police pulled over bicyclists riding without helmets on and gave them fake tickets, which really were coupons for free safety equipment and handing out helmets.

“Well, the city requires that you have a helmet at all times. We are the ones responding to these accidents, and the majority of them at this time wear helmets, but there are some that don’t. That’s our goal is to really enforce the safety aspect of it,” said Sgt. Larry Cuzzi of the Boston University Police Department.

One rider, who was wearing a helmet, was given a free one just for following the rules.

“I think it’s good. I mean, I think people should really be wearing helmets. I mean, I have a lot of friends who don’t,” said the rider.

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