Summer Series: 10 Preventative Measures to Reduce Risk of Child Bike Accidents

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There are some preventative measures you can take to reduce the risk of your child being involved in a bicycle accident. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you enforce the following ten guidelines with your children.

Have them:

  1. Avoid bicycle stunts and tricks.
  2. Stop and look for traffic at all intersections.
  3. Wear a certified protective helmet and/or protective gear for elbows and knees.
  4. Ride single-file on the right side of the road, with the flow of traffic.
  5. Refrain from riding at night.
  6. Obey all traffic signals and stop signs, especially waiting for a green light.
  7. Stay off high-traffic streets, and wear bright colored clothing or reflective stickers.
  8. Ride in a straight line near the shoulder or curb.
  9. Always try to ride with a buddy, but never ride double on one bike.
  10. Never ride a borrowed bike-it’s unpredictable and may not fit them properly.

If your child has been involved in a bike accident in New York, don’t delay!
Call us at 212-725-8500 for a free consultation to determine how we can help.  We have a highly dedicated team of New York City Child Bike Accident Lawyers waiting to answer your questions.

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