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The bicycle helmet campaign aimed to give children reasons to use bike helmets, know the dangers of not using them, and feel that they are “cool” when they use them. The helmet was portrayed as something attractive so that everybody felt like using it. All the children participating in the campaign used helmets during the campaign period. Children with unfashionable or no helmets were able to borrow a new model of their choice from the county, and at the end of the campaign, could purchase the helmet for a reduced price. Enrolled schools received free educational materials, bicycle helmets, questionnaires and materials for competitions between classes. The campaign encouraged children and teachers to have class discussions and sought to involve parents in supporting its goals. Educational material consisted of four booklets that explained danger in traffic and taught some simple rules on how to handle dangerous situations while cycling.
Information drawn from Child Safety Europe Good Practice Guide: http://www.childsafetyeurope.org/publications/goodpracticeguide/info/casestudies/denmark-bicycle-helmets.pdf