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Summer Biking Tips for Safe Kids

Summers are meant for climbing trees and tearing around on a bicycle. Even in the searing heat of a Tucson summer our children still manage to have a blast. As they ready to tear off around the neighborhood on their bikes, make sure they're safe with a few simple rules. A bike helmet is a great start, but avoiding being hit by a car is the first line of defense. Go over the following tips from Safe Kids with your children: 1. Ride your bike on the right side of the road Tell your children to ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against it. Stay to the right. Contrary to  Use appropriate hand signals and respect traffic signals. Stop at all stop signs and stoplights. Acting like the rest of the traffic helps drivers predict their actions. 2. Make Eye Contact with Drivers Teach your children to make eye contact with drivers before they cross the street to make sure drivers are paying attention and are going to stop. 3. Use Bike Lights even at Dusk and Dawn When … [Read More...]

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