Improve the Look
More than half the children suggested redesigning the look of the bike helmet as a way to increase helmet usage. In response to the question: "What one thing would you change on bike helmets to get more kids to wear them?", the answers fell into the following categories:
How They Look: 52%
How They Fit: 23%
Children disliked both the way bicycle helmets looked and how they, themselves, appeared while wearing one, There were many comments like:
"They make you look (like a nerd, a geek, weird or dorky.)"
Many wanted to see helmets with "cooler' colors. Many also wanted to see more interesting and varied designs on the helmets. Other specific comments included:
"Put baseball, football, and race drivers number and names on helmets."
"They could make ones where you could paint a design on your own helmet."
"Give them bills to keep the sun out of your eyes."
"Make them have pictures of our favorite television characters."
"Put little compartments on the helmets."
"Make helmets for girls with ponytails"