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7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips

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Smiling boy learning to ride bike

Bike Safety


If your child is riding his bike to school, make sure he always wears a helmet and understands the rules of the road — bicycles are considered a vehicle, and therefore must abide by the same traffic laws as cars. Your child should always ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, and should know (and use!) the correct hand signals for bicyclists.

Determine the safest route to and from school, and practice riding it before the first day. If possible, have your child ride to and from school with others, and make sure he is well-versed on who to call and what to do in an emergency situation.

Next: Walking Safety

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