(WYTV) – Summer is in full swing and kids are spending a lot of time outside, riding their bikes especially. Unfortunately, accidents can and will happen.
According to Akron Children’s Hospital, bicycles are one of the leading causes of injuries in kids.
So, before they hop on and start pedaling, here are some safety tips.
- Always wear a helmet
- Ride a bike that’s the right size
- Wear bright clothes
- Put reflectors on your bikes
- Ride during the daytime
- Follow the rules of the road
Make sure your children understand safety signals and the importance of riding with traffic.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head injuries are the most common cause of death or serious disabilities in bicycle-related crashes.