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Bicycle Safety

Tips on Proper Fit
With a proper fit, the helmet should not move back and forth or side to side while fastened. The straps must be snugly and evenly tensioned. The helmet must sit firmly and level on your head.

 

 

for more bicycle helmet fitting tips...
www.bhsi.org/fitpam.pdf

MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH DRIVERS - Always assume that other drivers don't see you until you are sure that they do. Eye contact is important with any driver which might pose a threat to your safety.

KEEP BOTH HANDS ON THE HANDLEBARS - Except when giving turn signals.

AVOID DOING STUNTS!

SHOW RESPECT - For people walking on sidewalks and on the shoulder of the road. 

LOOK OUT FOR ROAD HAZARDS - Watch out for parallel-slat sewer grates, gravel, ice, sand or debris. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.

WEAR BRIGHT, REFLECTIVE CLOTHING - When riding to make yourself more visible to drivers.

AVOID RIDING AT NIGHT - IF YOU MUST BE PREPARED BY USING LIGHTS AT NIGHT - The law requires a white headlight (visible from at least 500 feet ahead) and a rear reflector or tail light (visible up to 300 feet from behind).
 

 

 

BIKE HELMETS

ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FIRE STATION
Attention Parents!
Wearing a helmet will reduce your child's risk of head injury by 85%.
The Fire Department has bicycle helmets that are available for a suggested
donation of $8.00. The Firefighters will help fit your child with the correct size
and encourage them to be safe and to always wear their helmet. We also have adult sizes.

KIDS - More Bicycle Safety Tips:

WEAR A BIKE HELMET AT ALL TIMES - The most serious bike injuries are to the head.

KEEP YOUR BIKE IN GOOD REPAIR - Adjust your bike to fit you and keep it working properly. Check brakes and tires regularly. Routine maintenance is simple and you can learn to do it yourself.

OBEY TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS - Bicycles must drive like other vehicles if they are to be taken seriously by motorists.

NEVER RIDE AGAINST TRAFFIC - Motorists aren't looking for bicyclists riding on the wrong side of the road. State law and common sense require that bicyclists drive like other vehicles.

Stop by the Fire Station to get your helmet - 4301 334th Place SE in Fall City.