There will be a Bicycle Safety Tip of the day for each day next week.
Monday; Always wear your Helmet- This is the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injuries due to bicycle crashes. Wearing a properly fitted bicycle helmet which includes buckling the strap will help protect against falls. In the state of Florida it is the LAW for children under the age of 16 to wear a properly fitted helmet. A bicycle helmet should be worn when bicycling, skating, scooting and hoverboarding. Remember, always wear your helmet.
Tuesday; One Seat, One Rider- It is important to understand that bicycles are made to fit each rider. If a bicycle only has one seat, only one person should be riding it. Wheel pegs are made for trick riding which takes many years to accomplish. If someone asks to ride on your pegs, remind them it is not safe, and they could cause you to have an unwanted accident. Always remember, one seat, one rider.
Wednesday; Check your ABC’s (air, breaks, crank/chain )- It is very important when it comes time for you to ride your bikes to review your ABC’s in bike safety. Check the Air in your tires, make sure they are properly inflated for better control. Make sure your Breaks are in good working order. If they are not, don’t ride your bike. Crank and Chain, make sure they are in good working order. Keep your crank and chain clean for an optimal ride.
Thursday; Until you know the road rules, ride the sidewalk- Students under the age of 10 do not fully understand the road rules. Make sure to stay on the sidewalk until you fully understand how to operate you bicycle as a vehicle. Be a courteous bicycle rider and alert other riders or walkers that you are about to pass them by saying “On Your Left”, then pass them on the left side.
Friday; Wear bright colors and have bike reflectors- The brighter you are the better. Wearing bright and/or retro-reflective clothing/backpacks will improve your visibility to the motorist passing by. Make sure your bicycle has reflectors as well. Always wear bright colors and make sure your reflectors are in place.
Safe Kids Worldwide supports our efforts and wants us to get the news out letting everyone know…
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4TH IS NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY.