Safety on Wheels

Bicycles

1. Make sure your bicycle is safe.
Does it work properly? Check tires, brakes, etc.
Does it fit properly? You should be able to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground; a bike that is too big or too small is a safety hazard.
Does it have a bell, a light and reflectors?

2. Obey all signs, signals and rules of the road.
Know the signals for riding on the road (stop, turn right, turn left) and know how to shoulder check before turning.
Child cyclists must obey the same rules of the road as adult drivers: ride on the right side of the road, stop for stop signs and red lights, signal turns, and yield to traffic that has the right-of-way.

3. Always wear a helmet that fits properly.
The helmet should protect the forehead without slipping forwards or backwards; it should not move unless the scalp moves.

In-line Skates, Skateboards and Scooters

1. Protect yourself from injury.
Wear protective gear: a helmet, wrist guards, gloves, knee and elbow pads and protective clothing (long sleeves and pants).

2. Skate and ride where it's safe.
Use roller rinks, parks and playgrounds. Stay away from roads and traffic.
Skate or ride on dry surfaces and under good weather conditions.
Skate or ride on the right side of paths and trails.

3. Watch out for what's around you.
Stay away from water, oil or debris or uneven or broken pavement.
Always yield to pedestrians.
Be careful near stairs and steps.