Every year hundreds of children are injured from bicycle injuries.
- Always wear a helmet.
- Always wear bright, light or white clothing.
- Never wear baggy or loose clothes.
- Use reflective lights at dusk or night.
- Always tuck shoe laces to prevent tangling in the bike.
- Always stop at stop signs. Look to the left, right, and left again before entering intersection.
- Always stop at the end of the driveway, look for cars. Look to the left, right, and left again before entering road.
- Always obey the road rules.
- Look and signal before turning.
- Yield to people walking.
- Always ride with the traffic on the right hand side of the road.
- Always watch for pot holes, rocks, and other hazards.
- Always ride single file in traffic.
- Always check to make sure helmet and bike are working properly.
- Always be aware of weather. Rainy weather requires extra stopping distance.
- Never grab moving vehicles to be pulled while riding.
- Never wear headphones.
- Attend a bike safety class.
Wear a helmet
Wearing helmets that fit properly can reduce injuries by up to 88%. Make sure the helmet fits properly.
Eyes: Position the helmet on your head. Look up and you should see the bottom of the rim of the helmet (one to two fingers above the eyebrows).
Ears: Make sure the strap of the helmet forms a “V” under your ears when it is buckles. It should fit snug but comfortable.
Mouth: Now open your mouth as wide as possible and feel for tightness. If needed, tighten the straps.