Walking: myths and security facts.
Being able to ride a bicycle alone is a significant development in every child's life. The biker is the first personal means to move independently, it's the pride of the child! However, a young cyclist may suffer serious injuries, sometimes even incompatible with life, unless the basic rules for safe cycling are followed.
Meet the facts and myths of a safe bicycle ride and teach that to your children. This information will help you and your children make a safe cycling.
Myth, the helmet doesn't need a child if he's riding around the house.
Fact: The child must be in the helmet regardless of how close he is to his home and how long he plans to ride a bike. An accident can occur on a bicycle track, a sidewalk, a driveway to a house or a garage, not just on the road. In fact, most cyclist accidents occur near their home. And remember, if a child wears a helmet every time he leaves the house on a bicycle, it'll help him shape his habit.
Myth: The skating helmet will protect as well as cycling.
Fact: Only a bicycle helmet is made specifically to protect the head from falling off the bike. Other helmets (casses) are designed to protect the head against other injuries. Don't let a child wear another type of helmet when you ride a bike.
Myth: In order to save a child, it is possible to buy a cycling cycle.
Fact: bikes are not particularly dangerous by age. The kid doesn't have the necessary skills and good coordination to ride a big bike, so he can lose balance and fall. The child should be able to carry both legs to the ground, sitting on the seat and putting hands on the wheel. The first cycle of the child shall have a knife brake, as the hand muscles and coordination of the young cyclist are not sufficiently advanced to use manual brakes.
Myth: It's safer for a child to ride in the road.
Fact: The child must always ride the right when driving. On the side lane, it's causing interference and confusing drivers. Almost a quarter of the accidents involving motorists and cyclists occur at the fault of the latter when they travel on the counter strip.