School is almost out, so now is a good time to remind ourselves about bicycle safety.
According to saferkids.org, a properly-fitting helmet can reduce the risk of head injuries by 45%, yet less than half the children under the age of 14 wear a helmet. That’s our number one tip: make sure you child is wearing a properly fitting helmet.
Here’s a few more suggestion they offer:
- Ride on the sidewalk when you can. If not, ride in the same direction as traffic as far on the right-hand side as possible.
- Use hand signals and follow the rules of the road. Be predictable by making sure you ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between cars.
- Wear bright colors and use lights, especially when riding at night and in the morning. Reflectors on your clothes and bike will help you be seen.
- Ride with your children. Stick together until you are comfortable that your kids are ready to ride on their own.
Let’s be safe out there, and enjoy your summer!
About David Dempsey Insurance Agency
Founded in 1984 by David Dempsey, David Dempsey Insurance Agency serves Rome, GA, Floyd County Georgia, metro Atlanta and surrounding area. Focusing on insurance for families and individuals, we don't provide quotes - we provide auto and home solutions for our fellow community members. We also specialize in insuring retail businesses, restaurants, health clubs and child care / home care centers.