003279.Bicycle Safety-0408_003279.Bicycle Safety-0408

003279.Bicycle Safety-0408_003279.Bicycle Safety-0408
BICYCLE SAFETY
BICYCLE SAFETY
SAFETY TIPS
THE FACTS
Bicycles can be fun
but unfortunately they can
be dangerous. They are
associated with more
childhood injury that any
other consumer product
except the automobile.
You can greatly remove
the risk of head injury by
simply wearing a helmet.
For more safety
information, visit
www.lebonheur.org/safekids
SAFETY TIPS
• Ride so that drivers and cyclists can see you.
• Look both ways for oncoming vehicles before crossing
a street. Go only when completely clear.
• Watch out for potholes, cracks, rocks, wet leaves,
storm grates, railroad tracks or anything that could
make you loose control of your bicycle.
• Make sure that the bicycle fits your height, weight and
age.
• Inflate tires properly.
• Check brakes before riding.
• Wear bright colors when cycling. Make sure your
bicycle has reflectors.
• Never ride when it's dark.
• Bikers should ride one behind the other and with the
flow of traffic.
THE FACTS
Bicycles can be fun
but unfortunately they can
be dangerous. They are
associated with more
childhood injury that any
other consumer product
except the automobile.
You can greatly remove
the risk of head injury by
simply wearing a helmet.
For more safety
information, visit
www.lebonheur.org/safekids
• Ride so that drivers and cyclists can see you.
• Look both ways for oncoming vehicles before crossing
a street. Go only when completely clear.
• Watch out for potholes, cracks, rocks, wet leaves,
storm grates, railroad tracks or anything that could
make you loose control of your bicycle.
• Make sure that the bicycle fits your height, weight and
age.
• Inflate tires properly.
• Check brakes before riding.
• Wear bright colors when cycling. Make sure your
bicycle has reflectors.
• Never ride when it's dark.
• Bikers should ride one behind the other and with the
flow of traffic.
GET THE GEAR!
GET THE GEAR!
FEATURED ITEM - A HELMET
• Make it a rule that everyone must wear a helmet on
every bicycle ride. (Toddlers, too). Only use helmets that
meet or exceed Consumer Product Safety Commission
standards.
• Good helmet fit is essential. Do the Eyes, Ears and
Mouth Check:
Eyes: Position the helmet on your head. Look up. You
should see the bottom rim of the helmet, one to two
finger widths above the eyebrows.
Ears: Make sure the straps of the helmet form a “V”
under your earlobes when buckled. The strap should be
snug, but comfortable.
Mouth: Open your mouth as wide as you can. Do you
feel the helmet on your head? If not, tighten the straps.
• Where to buy - Bicycle shops, discount stores
• Helmet prices begin at $10.00
FEATURED ITEM - A HELMET
• Make it a rule that everyone must wear a helmet on
every bicycle ride. (Toddlers, too). Only use helmets that
meet or exceed Consumer Product Safety Commission
standards.
• Good helmet fit is essential. Do the Eyes, Ears and
Mouth Check:
Eyes: Position the helmet on your head. Look up. You
should see the bottom rim of the helmet, one to two
finger widths above the eyebrows.
Ears: Make sure the straps of the helmet form a “V”
under your earlobes when buckled. The strap should be
snug, but comfortable.
Mouth: Open your mouth as wide as you can. Do you
feel the helmet on your head? If not, tighten the straps.
• Where to buy - Bicycle shops, discount stores
• Helmet prices begin at $10.00
Get into the
“Helmet Habit”
Get into the
“Helmet Habit”
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