Posted on October 31, 2015 in
With fall well underway, many children are now riding their bikes to school, as well as for recreation and exercise.
Regardless of your age, everyone should wear a helmet when riding a bike. This is particularly important for children who are still new to the activity and are sometimes more prone to bicycle accidents.
There are endless choices of helmets available in stores, and while it might be tempting to choose the one that has your child’s favorite character or a special design, the most important thing to consider is the proper fit. Make sure the helmet is not too big or too small and that it fits low on your child’s forehead. If it sits too far back, it will not provide the proper protection. Your child should be able to look up and see the helmet.
Once you have the correct fitting helmet, make sure that the bicycle is the proper size. The bike’s seat should be level, and the seat height should allow for a slight bend in the knee when the leg is fully extended. Generally, the handlebar height should be the same height as the seat.
Once your child has all the right equipment, make sure they know and obey the rules of the road. Never dart across busy roads, know how to signal to motorized vehicles and watch for parked cars. Children under the age of 10 should ride on sidewalks whenever possible. Remind them to always stop at intersections and look both ways before crossing the street. Keeping these things in mind can keep your child safe and avoid serious injuries.
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