There have been some beautiful days in Gillette, Wyoming lately; and that
likely means that there are more people, especially children, out on bikes.
Before you pull your bike—or your child’s—out of the
garage this summer, Safe Kids Campbell County encourages you to check
out these three bike safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe!
Wear a helmet. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, properly fitted helmets can reduce the
risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent. A head injury can often
mean a brain injury, that's why it's so important to wear a bike
helmet. Check out this
Safe Kids Safety in Seconds: Bike Helmets video to learn how you can properly fit a bike helmet for your child,
Be seen to be safe. Before you go out for your bike ride ask yourself: Can drivers see me?
Consider wearing bright colored clothes, and make sure reflectors or lights
are on your bike (and clothing) to help you be seen. And make sure you
take extra precautions when riding at night and in the morning.
Follow the rules of the road. Ride on the sidewalk, and if you can’t make sure that you ride in
the same direction as traffic on the right-hand side of the road. Obey
all traffic control devices (lanes, lights, signs, etc.). Learn and use
hand signals before you move or stop to let drivers and others on the
road know what you intend to do.
And, drivers, please be aware that children are walking, biking, skateboarding
and much more, so please slow down and keep your head up, and your phone down.
Check out more bike safety tips at
Safe Kids Campbell County provides our community with free car seat checks
by appointment, safety seat events, bike rodeos and much more to help
educate our children. Replacement car seats are available for a $30 contribution.
For more information, contact Safe Kids Campbell County at 307.688.SAFE
(7233) or visit