FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2021
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Williams County Sheriff’s Office
Deputies on the lookout for youth in safety helmets
Williston, N.D., (May 13, 2021) – While on patrol this summer, deputies from the Williams County Sheriff’s Office will be on the lookout for youth wearing a safety helmet while biking, skateboarding, or in-line skating.
As part of AAA’s “I Got Caught” campaign, youth wearing their helmet will be written a “citation” for a free small ice cream cone from Dairy Queen. As many as 12,000 North Dakota youth are cited each summer and more than 92,000 have been cited since the campaign began in 2013.
The Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to ensuring the safety of Williams County citizens and wearing a helmet is just one way youth can stay safe when spending time outside. According to a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet reduced overall head injuries by about 60 percent and reduced fatalities by about 73 percent.
Supporting sponsors of the annual campaign include the North Dakota Sheriffs and Deputies Association, the North Dakota Chief of Police Association, Vision Zero and Safe Kids coalitions in Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo, and Minot.