Bicycle safety for children

July 26, 2007 - 0:0

Before your child uses that new bicycle, the most important things to equip him or her with is a properly-fitted helmet and a basic knowledge of bicycle safety.

Here are suggestions, courtesy of the International Bicycle Fund: -- Always wear a bicycle helmet. -- Never bike in the road or on a busy street. Stay on the sidewalk. -- Stop and look for cars at any intersection before crossing. -- Although biking on the sidewalk, always ride in the same direction as traffic, and follow all road signs. -- Try to keep both hands on the bike handles at all times. -- Don't ride at night, and wear bright clothing -- even during daylight. (HealthDay News