Safe Cycling - Tips from the Community Safety Group Committee
22 Dec 2020
A reminder to all motorists and pedestrians that children are on school holidays. Tricycles, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, skates and scooters are all popular with kids.
However, they are potentially dangerous. Most cycling injuries don’t involve another vehicle, but occur when children fall off their bike after crashing into a pole, curb or fence. Bike helmets help reduce injury. Every child needs a helmet even if you are not riding on the road.
Tips for Safe Cycling
- Ensure children under the age of ten are supervised with a responsible adult.
- Learn the road rules and teach your child/children for safe cycling practices near roads.
- Know the danger of the driveway.
- Crossing the road: scan by looking in all directions, listen and think if it is safe to cross the road.
- Children should avoid riding on busy streets and riding at night.
- Set a good example when riding with your children – it is required by law to wear an Australian standard helmet.