Bicycle Safety

There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: it offers fun, freedom and exercise. We hope that your summer involves as many fun outdoor bike rides as possible. Here are a few tips so that you and your family can be safer!
■ WEAR YOUR HELMET: Safe Kids® has a fun saying, “Use your head, wear your helmet.” After all it IS the most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes.
■ RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD: Ride on the far right side of the road with traffic. ■ USE APPROPRIATE HAND SIGNALS: Inform others where you are traveling with appropriate hand signals. Respect traffic signals, stopping at all stop signs and stoplights.
■ STOP AND LOOK: Be sure drivers are paying attention and going to stop before crossing the street. Stop completely when entering a sidewalk, path or driveway. Look left, then right then left again.
■ WEAR BRIGHT COLORS: Wearing bright colors makes one visible not only at night, but during the day as well. Include something reflective such as reflective tape or flashing lights.                                                                                                                                                        ■ SUPERVISE: Actively supervise children until you are comfortable that they are responsible to ride on their own.

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