Sprocket Man!

Your kids may be too young to drive a car, but they can easily go 20mph on their bikes. So there are risks involved when your child is bike riding. In fact, over 500,000 emergency room visits are for bicycle related injuries. How can you help your child ride safely? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has several free publications targeting bicycle use. Sprocket Man is a comic book that teaches your child how to ride safely and provides important tips on dealing with traffic and pedestrians. Ten Smart Routes To Bicycle Safety gives ten rules everyone should follow while riding. Kids Speak Out On Bike Helmets provides facts on bike safety and the importance of wearing a helmet. And Bicycle Safety: Message to Parents, Teachers and Motorists is a two page fact sheet urging parents and teachers to teach proper bicycle riding skills and habits to children. For your free copies, contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207; 800-638-2772; {www.cpsc.gov}.

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