With summer in full swing, here are some bicycle safety tips to make all your journeys great!
-Make sure you and your child wear a certified bicycle safety helmet.
-Practice proper road safety skills
-Supervise your child to ensure they have good riding skills in traffic
-Keep your bike in good working condition
-Be visible, wear bright-coloured clothing so motorists can see you
-If you’re riding in the evening or at night, ensure you have proper functioning reflectors and a light.
-Make sure your bike fits you right. If you need help, visit a local bike shop.
And remember, in Manitoba, it’s the law that cyclists under 18 wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet. Parents or guardians are responsible for making sure children wear a bicycle helmet and can be ticketed under The Highway Traffic Act. Teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 can be fined directly or have to complete a bike helmet safety course.
(REF. Manitoba Public Insurance)
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Cst. Paul Human
RCMP Selkirk Media Relations
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