Bike season is quickly coming to a close but, it's not over just yet. Here are some reminders for keeping your kids safe, when biking:
WEAR HELMETS - A fall can turn tragic if the skull and brain are not protected. Helmets are coming in all kinds of cool designs, to encourage use. As we always say - safety first.
ASSUME CARS CAN'T SEE YOU - Bike riders do have rights on the roadway; nonetheless, we suggest that kids be taught to assume that cars cannot see them. That ensures that they are cautious riders. Wearing bright colors, even during the day, can help increase visibility too.
CHECK BEFORE ENTERING THE ROADWAY- One of the leading causes of bike accidents is children entering into the roadway without checking for cars. Remind your kids to slow down and check for cars, before entering into the roadway (to include when exiting your driveway).
AVOID RIDING AT NIGHT - When possible ride when visibility is best (i.e. during the day). Evening bike riding impairs the visibility of both your child and drivers. Should you plan to ride in the evening, wear reflective clothing and use reflectors on the bike and/or body.
WATCH FOR ROAD HAZARDS- Potholes, broken sidewalks, debris, etc...can contribute to accidents. Share with your kids to watch for unpredictable hazards as they ride. Being a cautious rider likely will prevent injury.
We hope you and your kids will enjoy the last few weeks of bike riding weather. If a bike-related injury occurs, don't hesitate to call Attorney T. Morton @ 913.602.7288.