Thankfully, the warm weather is here to stay; which means you and your husband can dust off your bikes and finally attach the bike carriage your parents got you for Christmas. However, although you’re really looking forward to going on family rides to Rock Creek, you’re still not sure about the safety of these carriages.
What additional safety steps can you take to ensure your child is safe while riding in his bike carriage?
Precautions for Your Child’s Protection
Accidents can happen out of nowhere, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still protect your little ones. Taking proper bike carriage precautions when riding with your children can not only ease your mind but could also save their lives.
- Always protect your child’s head with a well-fitted helmet when going for a bike ride.
- Elbow and knee pads can offer additional protection in case the carriage tips or falls over.
- Provide your child with a working whistle or horn to alert you if his carriage becomes detached or he spots any other potential problems. Make sure he knows it should only be used in case of emergency so as not to distract you.
- Avoid high traffic areas and bumpy roads to limit your odds of a vehicle collision.
- Go slowly—especially when going up- and downhill—to avoid any potential bumps or issues that may rattle the carriage. Slow speeds can also help you identify possible problems before they strike.
When it comes down to it, your family’s safety and wellbeing are your greatest concerns. Don’t put them in jeopardy by not following simple bike riding safeguards. No matter where you’re going or how long the ride is, protecting your children is a must.
Make sure your family and friends are also protected by sharing this page with them via Facebook, or tell them to contact us directly to discuss any potential questions or concerns they may have about a recent accident. The consultation is free, so the only thing you have to lose a chance for a good settlement.