Skip to main content

Tewksbury Police Officers Are On The Lookout ... For Safe Riders

May 15, 2014 11:18AM, Published by Bill Gilman, Categories: Public Safety, Today


Tewksbury Police Department.



(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Police Department.)

The Tewksbury Police Department is on the lookout! Officers are looking to reward young people “caught” wearing their bike helmets with gift certificates. These certificates can be redeemed at the local McDonald’s, The Pushcart, or a Lowell Spinner’s game.  
The Department is excited to offer this program again to raise awareness and hopefully increase helmet use in Town.

Massachusetts law requires children 16 years of age or younger, who operate a bicycle, or who ride as a passenger on a bicycle, on a public way or bike path, to wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet. A bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of serious head and brain injury by as much as 90%. Unfortunately, 89% of people killed in bicycle crashes with motor vehicles were not wearing a helmet. For more information on the bicycle helmet law and bicycle safety tips, go to www.mass.gov/highwaysafety .

If a child does not have a helmet, the Police Department can provide one.

The Tewksbury Police Department would like to thank our local business partners for supporting its efforts to keep the children of Tewksbury safe.  
For more information or to get involved, please contact Officer Jennie Welch (978)851-7373, EXT 230.


Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yourtewksburytoday/ Follow us on Twitter at @TewksburyToday Follow us on Instagram at YourTewksburyToday

bikes safe cycling police officers lowell spinners gift certificates


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Troop 49 Meeting

    06/27/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Troop 49 meets weekly from 7-8:30 on Tuesday nights in St. Williams Parish Center, 1351 Main Stre...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Tap Dancing with Val

    06/29/2017
    08:45AM — 09:30AM

    A fun, beginner level tap class that works on rhythm and basic tap steps put to upbeat music from...


  • 2017 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth Carnival

    06/29/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    The 2017 Wilmington Fun on the Fourth carnival, run this year by Cushing Amusements, will be held...


  • Family Fun Fridays

    06/30/2017
    11:00AM — 12:00PM

    Come by today to attempt 5 challenges around the theme of BUILDING. Pick up your challenge sheet ...


  • 2017 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth Carnival

    06/30/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    The 2017 Wilmington Fun on the Fourth carnival, run this year by Cushing Amusements, will be held...