With spring in the air, it’s a good time to issue a reminder that bicycles are associated with more serious childhood injuries than any other consumer product except automobiles. Every year, about 300,000 kids wind up in the emergency room because of bike injuries. Head injuries can result in serious brain injury or death. Most states have laws about mandatory bicycle helmets – some laws are for all riders. Most pertain to kids under age 18.
Here are some resources to help ensure your kids safe when they bike:
Testing Your Child’s Readiness for Riding a Bike
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
Kids and Bicycle Safety
Teach Your Child Well: Bicycle Safety Issues