Did you know that roads are safer
than bike paths?
"Bike paths are three times more
dangerous than roads," says a bike advocate. A person
who doesn't have biking experience has more accidents
than an experienced club rider. The amount of
accidents for a club rider is one fifth the amount of
a non experienced rider.
A helmet is the most important
thing that you should wear while riding your bike. You
should always wear a helmet when riding your bike so
your brain doesn't get harmed. Make sure your helmet
has a sticker saying it passed the standard test.
Never get a bicycle that is too big for you. Only wear
a bicycle helmet, not any other kind of helmet,
because a bicycle helmet was made to protect you
during a "head first" fall. Other helmets don't
protect you when you fall head first into the ground.
After a bad crash don't use the same helmet if it was
Which boy has the safer bike to ride with?
Respect other people and watch out
so you don't hit someone on the sidewalk. Also, walk
your bike through busy intersections and look both
ways before crossing. Use hand signals to tell drivers
where you're turning and if you're going or stopping.
Never ride at night even with reflectors because a
driver might not see you.
You should always keep your bike in
good shape. Obey all traffic signals. Always ride on
the right side and ride with the traffic. Never have
anyone sit on your bike when you are on it. Wear a
helmet since it protects your head and wear pants and
long sleeve shirts. They will protect you from cuts
Ride safely and do what you can do
to help yourself stay safe. Remember, wear the
protected gear needed, and always try to ride
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on this page created by the
"Kids Making Healthy Choices" ThinkQuest