BICYCLE SAFETY AND
Before you get on your bike make sure
that both you and your bike are safe and secure and that
you know the
rules of biking.
- Make sure you always wear a
and it's covering your forehead and not covering your
eyes, and fasten the straps.
- Measure your bike to see that your
bike is the right size for you and has all the
accessories it needs. Click for information
to make sure your bike is the right
- Make sure that your shoelaces are
tied and your pants aren't baggy. Baggy jeans can get
caught in the chain.
- Wear a mouth guard in case if you get
hit by a car or anything else. It will protect your
mouth, teeth and lips.
- Wearing a long sleeve shirt can
shield your arms from cuts and scratches and tight,
straight-legged pants can protect your legs.
- Make sure that you wear socks to
protect your feet and ankles.
- Wear elbow, knee, or any other
- Have money for calling home in case
you're lost or get hurt.
- You should have a light
on the front of your bike for riding in the dark so other
cars can see you.
Each year a lot of people get hurt
because they don't follow the rules of bike safety. Do
you want to be a safe bike rider?
Follow these rules and be safe.
- When you ride in streets always ride
with traffic and stay close to the curb.
- Always be alert--watch out for
potholes, parked cars, sewer grates and anything else
that will get in your way.
- Always obey traffic signals and
- Before you cross the street, look
left, then right. If you can't get across the street
without injuring yourself, then don't go.
- Always walk your bike across
- Keep both hands on the handle bar so
you don't go out of control.
- Stay alert of the conditions changing
because it could rain and you could slip right off your
- At night always wear something
reflective so others can see you.
- Have a light
on the front of your bike so you can see in the dark.
- If you are a beginner, have a bike
with four wheels so you don't get hurt on a two
- Wear sunglasses so if the sun is in
your eyes, you don't go out of control.
- Also have sunglasses for eye
protection if you or a car whip up dirt, pebbles, rocks
or anything else that will get in your eyes.
Find out more about bike safety for
kids in this site: Steering
your Way to Bicycle Safety.
You can see hand signals and find out how to keep your
bike in a safe condition.
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