Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety


More childhood injuries are associated with bicycles than any other consumer product except the automobile. Teach your children that bicycles are not toys and that rules must be followed while biking.

Bicycle Safety Steps


  • Inspect the bike before each ride
  • Check tires, brakes, seat, etc.
  • Ride in safe places
  • Children 10 and younger should ride only with adult supervision
  • Wear proper gear, including a helmet. Helmets reduce the risk of head and brain injury by 85%
  • Replace a helmet if it’s been in a crash
  • Wear helmets snug and level on the head, not tipped forward or back
  • Dress in bright or reflective clothing and avoid loose clothes or drawstrings that can get caught in the bike
  • Do not wear headphones
  • Follow the rules of the road
  • Drive with the flow of traffic in a straight line
  • Stop and look in all directions before entering a street
  • Obey all signs and signals
  • Signal your intentions to others
  • Do not carry passengers

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