Elementary School Students Learn About Bike Safety
The number one place kids are hit while riding their bikes is the place closest to home -- the driveway -- so bike safety experts educated students at Newberry Elementary School on how to stay safe.
May is National Bike Month, and students learned about bike safety and how to properly wear a helmet. Experts say kids start by placing two fingers on their eyebrow. That's how they make sure the helmet covers and protects the frontal lobe of the brain.
Students also learned how to notify drivers they are turning by using their arms. After a receiving their own helmets, some students still asked why they needed to wear one.
"That's a good question for us to answer. When we do these events, we try to make sure that we don't just entertain but we educate. We actually let the know that the helmet is a safety device and that it also protects your head," Dekova Batey (Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator) said.
Next week, students will participate in a "bike rodeo," where they will learn how to safely ride bicycles in their neighborhood.
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