May is Bike Month!
Bike Month is a great opportunity for students to learn how to safely bike to and from school. Since Safe Kids Stanislaus is unable to visit schools, they have created some videos to share with students:
Safe Kids Stanislaus reminds families to follow these tips when biking:
Tell your kids to ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against it. Stay to as far to the right as possible. Use appropriate hand signals and respect traffic signals. Stop at all stop signs and stoplights.
Teach your kids to make eye contact with drivers to make sure drivers are paying attention and are going to stop before they cross the street.
When your kids are riding at dusk, dawn or in the evening, make sure they use lights – and make sure their bikes have reflectors as well. It's also smart to have them wear clothes and accessories that have retro-reflective materials to improve visibility to motorists.
Actively supervise children until you're comfortable that they are responsible to ride on their own.
For more information, visit www.safekids.org