While Michael Fleming waits on the status of his patent application for the kids' Automobile Helmet, a Chicago Tribune columnist puts down the brakes and reminds us "being produced and being worn are two things."
But even if you smirk at the vision of a small child buckled down, helmeted, and sedated in the back seat behind the safety-glass, Fleming at least has the concept of incentives down:
And how do parents who refuse to use seats belts convince kids to not only belt up but helmet up as well?
Fleming thinks he has the answer: Loading the helmet with electronics.
"By building a helmet that allows a child to listen to music, watch a DVD movie or play a hand-held game, I'm hoping they'll want to wear a helmet without complaint," Fleming said.