Biking before and after school? Teach your child to be safe with these simple safety rules:
- Always wear a helmet – teach them to fit it properly each time they ride.
- Don’t let them ride on the road alone – show them safe places they are allowed to ride.
- Obey the rules of the road – teach them how to use hand signals, watch for traffic and how to cross safely.
Before they ride, check their bike to make sure it’s the right size. Together check that the brakes and bell work, and that the tires have good pressure. Set a good example by wearing a helmet when you bike with your child. For more safety tips visit www.mto.gov.on.ca and look for the Young Cyclists Guide.