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Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations

Most crashes involving children on bicycles, in-line skates, or skateboards occur because the child breaks a traffic rule.

Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Prevention

Skateboards should never be used on surface streets. Your child should wear protective gear such as helmets, padding, and closed-toe and slip-resistant shoes.

Buying a Bike for Your Child

Most youngsters learn the basics of pedaling, steering and braking on a tricycle or "big wheel" cycle, and around age 4 are ready to try a two-wheeler with training wheels.

Kids Need Safety Gear for In-line Skating

Having your child wear the appropriate safety gear and use common sense when skating can help reduce the risk for injury.

Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

Most child and teen bicycle crashes occur between May and August and between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.