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Health Tip: Teach Kids Bike Safety Rules
Including where it's safe to ride

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Just as important as teaching a youngster how to peddle a bicycle is to make sure the child knows the rules of the road.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these bike-safety guidelines for children:

  • Establish rules on where a child is allowed to ride, and where else is off-limits. Rules should be based on the child's age, maturity and ability to follow basic rules of the road.
  • Mandatory rules should include riding with traffic, always stopping at intersections, using hand signals and looking carefully before turning.
  • Every time children ride, they should wear government-approved bike helmets that fit properly.
  • Children who don't follow the rules should have bike privileges revoked.
  • Don't allow kids to ride at dusk or dark.
  • Parents must regularly inspect bikes for wear, making repairs as needed.

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