The Woolwich Observer
The majority of bicycle injuries do not involve motor vehicles. Most are falls, collisions with stationary objects, and collisions with other bikes or pedestrians result from the bicyclist losing control, and most occur less than five blocks from home, in familiar surroundings. But the most serious incidents - including over 90 per cent of cyclist deaths involve motor vehicles. In most collisions involving child cyclists, the child’s action is a key factor. He or she may have violated a law or may simply have poor road sense. Teach your children as if their life depended on the lessons. It does.
Safe Riding Tips
Before using your bicycle, make sure it is ready to ride. You should always inspect your bike to make sure all parts are secure and working properly.
Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle Helmet
Bicycle to Fit
Check Your Equipment
See and Be Seen Control Your Bicycle Watch for and Avoid Road Hazards Avoid Riding at Night Go With the
Obey All Traffic Laws Yield to Traffic
When Appropriate Be Predictable
Stay Alert at All Times Look Before Turning Watch for Parked Cars