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BYCYCLE SAFETY TIPS!

Wear a helmet

The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet. Children under 18 years of age are required to wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet that is ANSI or SNELL approved.

Follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic laws

Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against. Stay as far to the right as possible.
Use appropriate hand signals.

Respect traffic signals, stopping at all stop signs and stop lights.

Stop and look left, right and left again before entering a street or crossing an intersection. Look back and yield to traffic coming from behind before turning left.

Adult Supervision

Adult supervision of child cyclists is essential until you are sure a child has good traffic skills and judgment.

Cycling should be restricted to off-roads (e.g. sidewalks and paths) until age 10.
Children should be able to demonstrate riding competence and knowledge of the rules of the road before cycling with traffic.

For more bicycle safety tips visit http://www.chp.ca.gov/html/bicycleriding.html. Have fun and be safe!!!

Last updated: 2/28/2013 11:17:08 AM