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Bicycle & Skate Safety

Most crashes involving children on bicycles, in-line skates, or skateboards occur because the child breaks a traffic rule.
Most child and teen bicycle crashes occur between May and August and between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.
Skateboards should never be used on surface streets. Your child should wear protective gear such as helmets, padding, and closed-toe and slip-resistant shoes.
Most youngsters learn the basics of pedaling, steering and braking on a tricycle or "big wheel" cycle, and around age 4 are ready to try a two-wheeler with training wheels.
Having your child wear the appropriate safety gear and use common sense when skating can help reduce the risk for injury.
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