Protect Your Brain Name 2 important steps for helmet fitting?
Important steps for Helmet Fitting 1.Two Finger Salute 2.Two Fingers Under Chin Strap 3.Yawn Test 4.Nod Yes and No 5.V under ears
Bicycling: Risky Business? Bicycling is dangerous. True or false?
Bicycling: Risky Business? False! Bicycling is not dangerous! For cyclists who make smart, safe decisions, cycling is fun and safe. Bicycling is great for your heart, lungs, muscles, and brain. It's also good for the earth. Safe bicycling is healthier than staying inside watching TV and eating pizza all day.
Using Your Head—Before Your Ride You only need to wear a bike helmet if you’re riding on the street. True or false?
Using Your Head—Before Your Ride False! You should wear a bike helmet every time you ride your bike, no matter where you are. Bike crashes and head injuries can happen anywhere at any time. ALWAYS wear a helmet EVERY time you ride your bike.
Your Bike: Toy or Vehicle? Bicycles are not toys, they are vehicles. True or false?
Your Bike: Toy or Vehicle? True! Bicycles are not toys, they are vehicles. A bicycle is your first vehicle. It has steering and brakes. It can take you faster and farther than any toy that you can ride on.
Bikes and Traffic Rules Bicyclists don't have to get licenses, and they don't have to put license plates on their bikes. So, they don't have to follow traffic rules like drivers and cars. True or false?
Bikes and Traffic Rules False! Bicyclists don't have to get licenses, and they don't have to put license plates on their bikes. But………… They still have to follow traffic rules like drivers and cars. Bicyclists must follow the same traffic rules as car drivers.
Bike Safety Check It's OK to ride a bike that has some loose, broken or missing parts. True or false?
Bike Safety Check False! It's NOT OK to ride a bike that has some loose, broken or missing parts. Always do an “A-B-C Hand Check” on your bike before you ride. A= Air: Squeeze the tires to see if they have enough air. B=Brakes: Make sure the brakes on your bike work and can stop you quickly C=Chain. Make sure the chain is not rusty, twisted, or loose. Hand=Handlebar. Make sure the handle bar is tight.
Where do Bikes Belong? It's OK for kids who are biking to ride on the sidewalk. True or false?
Where do Bikes Belong? False! New Jersey law does not allow bikes to ride on sidewalks. Side walks are for pedestrians only. This is important because a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk can be dangerous for both them and walkers. However, certain towns DO allow riding on the sidewalks. Check to see if there are signs posted in each town. Use good judgment and talk with your parents.
Where do Bikes Belong? If I am riding on the street, it's a good idea to drive my bike on the left side of the street, facing traffic, so I can see cars coming. True or false?
Where do Bikes Belong? False! If I am riding on the street, it's a good idea to drive my bike with the flow of traffic, so that cars see me and have time to react. Driving your bike against traffic is really dangerous. Drivers aren't expecting you there, and don't look for bicyclists on the wrong side of the road. ALWAYS drive your bike on the right side of the road, or in the same direction as traffic in your lane. Double-click to add graphics
Being seen in the scene. Cyclists don't need to slow down and look for cars at intersections or driveways, because drivers will be able to see cyclists and stop in time. True or false?
Being seen in the scene. False! Cyclists DO need to slow down and look for cars at intersections or driveways, because drivers may not be able to see cyclists and stop in time. When bicyclists enter the road from driveways or cross at an intersection, they should ALWAYS look LEFT – RIGHT – LEFT. Driver's don't always see bicyclists, and they can't always stop in time. Always make eye contact with drivers to make sure they see you; then check to see if they will stop for you or not.
Riding at Night Navy blue is a good color to wear when riding your bike after dark. True or false?
Riding at Night False! Navy blue is NOT a good color to wear when riding your bike after dark. Be seen to be safe! Wear bright colors whenever you ride your bike, but especially after dark. Your bike should also have a white light in front and a red light in back.
Livingston Bike Rodeo Saturday May 28, 2011 “Youth Appreciation Week” Saturday May 28th at Livingston High School (side parking lot on Madonna Drive), 1 – 4pm (12:30 register) Hosted by the Livingston Police Department. Wear your helmet and bring your bike. Invite your whole family!