From an Amscot Financial press release this week:
Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, will donate and distribute 4,160 free bike helmets on Oct. 22 in 12 Florida counties where the company operates branch locations.
The helmets are available in three sizes: small, medium and large and are being targeted towards children in pre-school and elementary school. They will be distributed from 6 to 10 a.m. by Amscot Financial managers and law enforcement personnel in the parking lots of the locations listed below.
According to law enforcement statistics, more than 100 bicycle-related deaths occur every year in the state of Florida. National records indicate that more than 94 percent of all bicyclists killed are not wearing helmets. This marks the seventh year that Amscot Financial has donated and distributed free bike helmets in counties where it does business.