If you have an older kid who rides his bike to school or around the neighborhood, make sure he is aware of and follows the following cycling rules to stay safe on the road.
- Always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
- Check if the bicycle is in working condition before using it – check for breaks and light, if using at night.
- Always use the bicycle lane. In its absence, ride the bike on extreme right or left side (whichever is right in your country) of the road and move along with traffic. Keep your eyes and ears open to make way for larger and faster vehicles behind you.
- Always use a light in areas with poor visibility and at night, to be easily noticed by motorists.
Do not allow kids to ride a cycle on busy streets without parental supervision.