Project KidSafe: Bicycle Helmet Safety in Boston

Breakstone, White & Gluck is committed to supporting bicycle safety in Massachusetts. Through our Project KidSafe campaign, our attorneys have proudly donated over 10,000 bicycle helmets to children since 2013. On this page, you will find information about our safety campaign, our community partners and safety resources for families.

Our campaign by year: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

We Are Committed to Bicycling Safety in Massachusetts Bicycle ridership in Boston and surrounding communities has risen quickly in recent years. More people than ever are using bicycles for commuting as well as recreation. The cities have responded by adding more bicycle lanes and other pavement markings to make riding safer. But accidents do, of course, still happen. 

Please wear a bicycle helmet every time you ride, along with a safety vest and other clothing to help you stay visible to drivers. Then, always follow the rules of the road.

We hope you are never injured, but if you are, do not hesitate to call us for a free legal consultation and to learn your rights. Our attorneys have over 100 years combined experience representing cyclists in Massachusetts who have been injured by negligent drivers. 

Cycling Community Outreach and Support

Breakstone, White & Gluck has been an active supporter of bicycle clubs and other programs for over 20 years. Below is a list of cycling organizations which we proudly support through advertising, event sponsorship and donations of bicycle helmets to youth.

Cycling Community Outreach and Support

Photo: Attorney David White with children at the Morse School in Cambridge in 2013. Breakstone, White & Gluck donated 300 helmets to CYCLE Kids and the Cambridge public school system that year. Among the group shown: Carolyn Bailey, a member of the Board of Directors for CYCLE Kids and Chris Aufiero, athletic director of Cambridge public schools.

Our partners in donating bicycle helmets:

Our police department partners:
We support these bicycling organizations and clubs:
Bike Safety Videos and Articles
Massachusetts Bicyclists' Rights and Responsibilities

In Massachusetts, bicycles may operate on all roads (except limited access highways or where otherwise posted) and must follow the same rules as motor vehicles, with some exceptions. Read our checklist of rights and responsibilities for bicyclists and motorists.

Facts About Massachusetts Bicycle Laws

This article is for cyclists just starting on the road. But it also makes a good reference for more experienced cyclists, offering quick answers to questions about cycling laws, safety gear, hand signals and where you are allowed to travel.

What Every Massachusetts Bicyclist Needs to Know About Car Insurance

Did you know that as a cyclist, you can protect yourself against financial loss caused by a bicycle accident? Many drivers are underinsured, and some are even uninsured. If you are hit and injured by them, you would not have access to full compensation. The good news is you can purchase extra coverage yourself through your own car insurance policy. This would protect you if you were injured on your bike. Coverage is usually not expensive so it is worth considering.

Bike Helmets

Cyclists who are 16 years of age or younger must wear helmets while riding bicycles, under M.G.L. c. 85, § 11B. The helmet must be secured to the cyclist's head with straps and meet standards established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

Other Bike Safety Resources
Client Reviews
  • "David really cared about me as an individual…and he really cared about seeking the justice that needed to be sought in the case."
  • "Ron got the insurance company to settle for the maximum on the policy. And so as a result of that, my son went back to school."
  • "Marc just guided us through the whole process. He told us exactly what would happen and how we needed to go about doing everything."
  • "I would recommend David…The outcome of my case, I was very pleased with it. I hope I don't have another accident, but if I do we'll be back to see David."
  • "Ron was excellent. He was on top of everything. He answered every question."
  • "Marc was extremely professional. I felt very confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. This is his area of practice and I had total confidence in him and I actually have recommended him to other people who have been in accidents."