Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pedal Power

Biking is a lot of fun if you follow the rules.

Statistics show that more than 10,000 children and adolescents are hospitalized in the U.S. each year as a result of a bike injury. That's why CCSO works hard to promote bicycle safety.

Here are some tips:

* Check your tires, brakes and chain before you go for a ride.

* Wear a helmet and make sure it's fastened.

* Obey the rules of the road. Bikers must stop at stop signs and traffic signals and indicate when they're turning, just like drivers.

* Ride on the right side of the road in the same direction as traffic.

* Look both ways. Many accidents happen at intersections or driveways, so always watch out for people who don't see you.

* Ride with friends. It's more fun and they can help you if you need it.

* Remember to lock your bike and keep it in a safe place when you're not riding it.