Keith Trantolo at Heads Up for Safety Event

Keith Trantolo fitting bicycle helmets at a Heads Up For Safety event at The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Hartford.

More than 1,100 helmets to be distributed.

Young riders participating in a safety obstacle course at our Bike Safety Rodeo, June 12th at Geraldine Claytor School in Bridgeport.

Trantolo & Trantolo, in partnership with the Bridgeport Police Department kick off "Heads Up For Safety" with first Bike Safety Rodeos at Cesar A. Batalla School.

Heads Up For Safety event at The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Hartford

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim challenges Atty. Vincent Trantolo, Chiefs of Police and Fire and other sponsors to "Trike Safety Race" to kick off Heads Up For Safety, May 15, 2018.

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim thanks Scott Trantolo.

According to Safe Kids Connecticut, biking related injuries are the most seen in emergency rooms for children ages 5 to 14. Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury by 88%. Unfortunately, only 45% of children 14 and under wear a helmet.

Now, a statewide coalition of community stakeholders are creating “Heads Up For Safety”.

Heads Up On Our Goal

The goal of “Heads Up For Safety” is to reduce youth head injuries, distribute free helmets to Connecticut youth (starting with 1,000 free helmets in Bridgeport) and to educate kids to street and bike safety. Our program has launched in Bridgeport and Hartford, CT. All helmets will be properly fitted by the Bridgeport and Hartford Police Departments.

“Heads Up For Safety” is Founded by Trantolo & Trantolo, a Connecticut-based personal injury law firm. They are bringing this program to Bridgeport and Hartford, in partnership with Safe Kids Connecticut, the Bridgeport Police Department and the Hartford Police Department with support from:

  • City of Bridgeport
  • Bridgeport Fire Department
  • Bridgeport Schools
  • PSEG Power Connecticut LLC
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers
  • News 12 Connecticut
  • Radio Cumbre 1450 AM
  • ESPN Radio 97.9 FM
  • City of Hartford
  • Aetna
  • Kevin Ollie Charity Golf Classic
  • Hartford Fire Department
  • Boys & Girls Club of Hartford
  • Hartford Yard Goats
  • Hartford Wolf Pack
  • 21st Century Tolland Fund
  • Channel 3 Eyewitness News
 
 

About Safe Kids Connecticut

Safe Kids Connecticut, a program based out of the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, is a statewide network of organizations and individuals who work together to prevent unintentional injury in children ages 0-19. Safe Kids Connecticut is a multi-faceted organization that works to reduce death and injury rates of children through community education, public policy change, creating safe environments, and conducting research.

Heads Up On Events

Check back for more bicycle safety rodeos throughout Connecticut this year!

Heads Up On How To Get Involved

To bring “Heads Up For Safety” to your school or community, please email: Chick Pritchard, Director of Communications at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC.