Two tips for National Bicycle Safety Month

Your life

About half a million kids are seriously injured in bicycle-related accidents each year, according to CycleSafe.org. Don’t let it be your kids.

•Make them wear a helmet, even when they resist. It really is possible to find cool, stylish helmets. Be sure it doesn’t rock back and forth or side to side.

•Refresh kids about the turn signals. To signal a left hand turn, hold your left arm out straight from your body, parallel to the ground. To signal a right hand turn, hold your left arm out and bend it at the elbow with your hand pointing up. To signal that you are about to stop, hold your left hand down a little away from your side with the palm of your hand facing back toward the traffic behind you.

Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.
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