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Bike Safety

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Make sure you have the right helmet for your size and age and that it fits correctly!!

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Driving a bike is fun only if you do the safe way!Kids on bikes wearing helmets

Here are some tips to remember: 

  • Make sure your bike is in good working order. Brakes, lights, and tires must be in good condition on a bike the same as a car.
  • Be visible. Smart cyclists make themselves easy to see.
  • Drive on the right side of the road. Always be alert and ride single file if riding with friends.
  • Never ride two on a bike.
  • Be sure to give the correct hand signals when you are going to stop, turn or change lanes.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Stop before driving into the street from your driveway or the lane. Motorists may not have time to see you if you pop out onto the street suddenly.
  • Walk your bike at busy corners.
  • Carry parcels and books in your carrier or backpack. Good cyclists keep both hands on the handlebars.
  • Never hitch a ride on another vehicle..
  • Protect your bicycle from theft!  Make sure to log your bike's serial number in a safe place.  Inscribe your bicycle with a personal mark or stamp in a concealed place that only you know and can identify. When leaving your bicycle in a yard, shopping plaza, or other location make sure you lock your bike.