BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Although the number of helmets dished out at the West Point Police Department’s second bicycle helmet giveaway was less than the previous giveaway, the line still formed Saturday in front of the department building.
In its second go-around, the helmet giveaway served as a strong tool WPPD used in the fight for more widespread bicycle safety. Out of the 130 helmets purchased with funds supplemented by the Safe Routes to School grant, about 50 were given away Saturday.
WPPD Juvenile Officer/DARE Instructor Zate McGee said Saturday’s giveaway, although with less volume, was “really, really good.”
The giveaway began at 9 a.m. in the WPPD lobby. McGee said with the cold weather Saturday morning it was more suitable to begin the giveaway inside, but when sunlight finally emerged, the giveaway relocated outside, where the traffic increased due to better visibility.
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