You've never been preached to this way before.

Boston University recently released "Put Your Helmet On," a music video preaching bike safety... starring rapping puppets.

Some "educational highlights" -- in verse:

Oh yeah, you think you're so cool?
Riding like a big tool, looking like a big fool?
Rolling past reds, weaving through like a basket case?
Well I've got news: I can't see you.

I'll hit you fast and hard, whoops-a-daisy!
Speed kills, and my car hurts like crazy.

Now, watch the whole thing.

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