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Rules for bicycle safety

Reviewing the rules for bicycle safety can be a fun activity, especially if you have a bike available for children to demonstrate and practice the skills:

What you need: paper plates, finger paint, paper, leaves

1: Obey all traffic signs and signals.

2: Ride single file on the right side, with the flow of traffic.

3: Ride in a straight line. Don’t do stunts.

4: Use proper hand signals when in traffic.

5: Slow down and look carefully before crossing intersections.

6: Be alert. Watch for other vehicles.

7: Don’t shoot out of alleys and driveways.

8: Give pedestrians the right of way.

9: Don’t carry another rider.

10: Don’t hitch onto cars and trucks.

11: Be sure your bike has good brakes and a warning bell.

12: If riding at night, have a headlight on the front and a red reflector on the back.

13: Always wear a helmet.