The summer months are upon us and it is time to get out and ride your bicycle with the kids. Pass along the following safety tips to anyone riding a bicycle:
Teach children the following bicycle and motorbike safety rules:
â€¢ Wear a bicycle or motorcycle helmet on every ride. Check to see if your helmet should have a safety certification.
â€¢ Ride so drivers and cyclists can see you.
â€¢ Look both ways for oncoming vehicles before turning or crossing a street. Go only when it is clear.
â€¢ Watch out for potholes, cracks, rocks, wet leaves, storm grates, railroad tracks or anything that could make you lose control of your bike.
â€¢ Make sure your bike fits your height, weight and age.
â€¢ Inflate tires properly.
â€¢ Check brakes before riding.
Bikers should ride one behind another and with the flow of traffic.