Every year hundreds of children are injured from bicycle injuries.

Safety Tips

  • 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.