Although there are many kids in my neighborhood, it seems that not one single child wears a bike helmet anymore ["Chance for children to learn bike safety," News, Aug. 14].

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They used to take the helmets off as soon as they were out of their parents' sight, and carry them on the handlebars. At least the parents made an effort to keep their children safe. What happened?

Christine Gietschier, Westbury