The Woolwich Observer

Bicycle Safety


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.

Remember to:

Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle Helmet

Adjust Your

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

Traffic Flow

Obey All Traffic Laws Yield to Traffic

When Appropriat­e Be Predictabl­e

Stay Alert at All Times Look Before Turning Watch for Parked Cars

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