OK, let’s start with a little fun. When is a bicycle not a bicycle? Answer: When it turns into a driveway.
While there are a lot of jokes out there about bicycles, let’s be clear, bike safety is NO laughing matter.
We estimate that there are more than 450,000 injuries associated with bicycles that landed people in ERs in 2016. The most frequent diagnoses were contusions/abrasions (23.0%), fractures (21.7%), and lacerations (15.4%).
And, according to our friends at the National (…)Read More May 25
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Now that you found the perfect summer camp that meets your expectations, accreditation standards, and your child’s appetite for fun, wait before you exhale. Sunscreen and labeling your child’s clothes aren’t the only final items on your to-do list. Add some time to review safety with your happy campers before you send them on their adventure.
A good place to start is by looking at a list of the camp’s planned activities. If sports are involved, remember that many sports (…)Read More Jul 2
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Tune up your bikes, and get riding!
Around the country this month, organizations are sponsoring Bike to School and Bike to Work days. It’s a great time to remind yourselves and your kids about bike safety.
Step 1: “Strap It On, Save a Life.” Having a helmet head is cool—and it protects your brain. Nearly 70 percent of all fatal bicycle crashes involve head injuries. Wearing a properly fitted bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of a brain and head injury by as much (…)Read More May 14
It’s August! Do you know what that means? BACK-TO-SCHOOL!
While you’re scrambling to pull together fall clothes and school supplies, and sort through your transportation options, be sure to keep a few safety tips in mind:
1. Many schools are now joining the First Lady’s
Let’s Move Initiative
Safe Routes program
to encourage walking or biking to school. Whether you’re part of one of these movements or your child already rides a bike or scooter to school, be sure (…)Read More Aug 22