Bike riding can be a lot of fun, but accidents do happen. Every year, about 300,000 kids go to emergency rooms because of bike injuries. So, before your child gets on that bike, think about bike safety.
● always wear a helmet-a helmet will provide protection for the head and brain. It should fit properly and the straps should always be fastened.
● ride the right bike-riding a bike that is the proper size will keep children safe.
● ride in a safe spot-kids younger than 10 should ride on the sidewalk and avoid the street. A bike path is a great choice if there is one in your area.
● be seen, be safe-wearing bright clothes and putting reflectors on bikes can keep kids safe. It helps other people on the road see them. Make sure nothing the child is wearing can get caught in the chain. Wearing sneakers will provide more protection that sandals or flip-flops.
In addition to being fun, bike riding is also a great way for your kids to get exercise. So, keep these tips in mind and get out and ride!