Public Service Announcements
Bike riding is a lot of fun, but accidents happen. That's why it's so important to wear your bike helmet. A helmet will provide protection for your face, head, and brain in case you will fall down.
Your helmet should have a sticker that says it meets standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If your helmet doesn't have the CPSC sticker, ask your mom or dad if they can get you one that does. Wear the helmet EVERYTIME YOU RIDE, even if you are going for a short ride.
It should be worn level and cover your forehead. Don't tip it back so your forehead is showing. The straps should always be fastened. Make sure the straps are adjusted so they're snug enough that you can't pull or twist the helmet around on your head.
Enough about the helmet, ride scooters and bikes only on smooth, paved surfaces and only ride during daylight hours.
Come to a complete stop before entering driveways, paths or sidewalks, then look left, and right and left again for bikes, cars or pedestrians (people) coming your way.
Learn the proper hand signals and use them when you turn or stop. If you aren't sure what the signals are ask someone like Mom, dad or any adult. You can always research hand signals on the internet or go to the Library to look for the answers.
Before you go biking, practice at home putting on your helmet correctly, learning your hand signals and looking both ways at a stop.
Happy and safe biking!