It's my pet peeve when I see people riding bikes without helmets. Especially kids. Seeing enough brain injuries will do that to you.
There are these two girls (age 8 or 9) who are always riding their bikes in the parking lot of our housing complex. At one point, one of them zipped out of nowhere and I almost hit her. Granted, I wasn't going very fast, but she's a little kid with a little skull. It freaked me out.
I rolled down my window and firmly told the girls that they absolutely need to be wearing helmets. That it's really dangerous. They said they understood and went back inside.
Well, guess what? Yesterday I saw them riding around again with no helmets.
I don't know what to do. Obviously, yelling at them is pointless. Do I seek out their mom and tell her? I get the feeling I'm just going to be told that it's none of my business. I'm really not a busybody and I think it's obnoxious to tell people their child is doing something wrong. But this is a safety issue!