Bike Safety


  • Always look left, right, and then left again before crossing a street.
  • Only cross at a corner, green light or walk sign.
  • Wear reflective clothing whenever you are out walking.
  • NEVER run out into the street after a toy, ball or pet. Find an adult to help instead.
  • Always obey traffic lights and signs.
  • Always walk on sidewalks when one is available. Avoid walking on curbs or in the street.
  • Most safety experts recommend walking with traffic if sidewalks are not available.

Fact Sheet for this information.


  • Children should look LEFT, RIGHT, and then LEFT again before crossing at any intersection.
  • Children should wear reflective clothing.
  • Supervise your child whenever they are playing in the yard. 
  • Teach your child to obey all traffic lights and traffic signs.
  • Walk on sidewalks. Do not walk on curbs or in the street. 

Note: If your child travels as a pedestrian in a wheelchair, make certain that the wheelchair is properly marked with reflective tape or reflective lights. During day travel, consider adding a bike flag to the wheelchair to alert drivers. 

Fact Sheet for this information.


  • ALWAYS wear a helmet!!
  • When getting on a bike; straddle the bike and put both feet flat on the ground.
  • Keep your hands on the handlebars when riding your bike at all times.
  • Don’t allow anyone to ride on the handle bars or the back of your bike.
  • Put reflectors on your bike and wear bright colored clothing to make yourself more visible.
  • Keep yourself safe by knowing the rules of the road such as:
  • Use proper hand signals for stops and turns.
  • Obey all traffic signs and traffic lights.
  • Stop and look left-right-left before crossing the street.
  • Always get off your bike and walk it across the street, this is especially important at busy intersections.
  • ALWAYS wear a helmet!! 

Fact Sheet for this information.


  • Help protect your family by making sure:
  • Wear a Helmet!
    ~ Your child wears an approved bike safety helmet. It will have a sticker inside that certifies if the helmet meets the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Snell Memorial Foundation and / or the American Standards Institute (ANSI) or is Consumer Product Safety Approved. The bike helmet fits snugly, over the top of your child’s forehead, and does not slide around or move from side to side.
  • Only young children who can sit well unsupported and whose necks can support wearing bike helmets ride in rear-mounted seat carriers. We recommend at least 1 year of age.
    ~ An infant who cannot hold up his head when wearing a small helmet should not ride on a bike or in a trailer. Your child knows traffic laws. Bicyclists must obey these same laws.
  • Your child knows to stop and look left-right-left before entering a road, and know to always walk their bike across an intersection.

Fact Sheet for this information.

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