Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety for Children . . . Following These Tips Will Prevent Serious Personal Injuries and Wrongful Deaths to Children

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recognizes that there are dangers to children when bicycling or simply taking a walk in a neighborhood. Driveways can be especially dangerous to toddlers (1 to 2 years old) due to driveway accidents or back over accidents. The NTSA posted some basic but important safety tips that parents, teachers, day care providers, child care providers, babysitters, and others supervising children should review and print out to review with children. Tip # 7: Play It Safe: Walking and Biking Safely has some nice illustrations as well. Following these safety tips and providing consistent adult supervision of children can help prevent a great number of serious personal injuries and death to children.