Bicycle Accidents, Child Safety

Memorial Day is the traditional beginning of summertime activities.  Summer is the time when children are out on their bikes in big numbers — on their way to friends’ houses, the neighbourhood pool, running errands for parents.  Unfortunately, they are forced to ride among greater numbers of cars and trucks.  Roadways are crowded and drivers are inattentive. About driver inattention yesterday and the dangers it poses to children on bikes.

The website provides information on the laws affecting walkers, bikers and motor vehicle drivers.

Also, there is no statewide bicycle helmet law although localities can pass their own ordinances.

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