Protect your head - wear your helmet!
According to California State Law, anyone under the age of 18 is required to wear a helmet while riding a bike, skateboard, scooter or skates. Any time that you travel fast on wheels you run the risk of becoming involved in a crash. A helmet can help save you from getting hurt; it can even help save your life!
This entertaining, yet instructional, nine-minute bicycle safety video uses a visually stimulating, peer-to-peer approach to teach elementary and middle school age audiences how to Bike Safe. Bike Smart. Viewers will learn about the rules of the road, signaling, riding at night, safe riding practices, and risky behaviors that they should avoid, and tips for purchasing and correctly fitting a bicycle helmet.
Why should I register my bike?
- A license sticker in plain view might discourage a thief.
- If you bike is stolen, your chances of getting it back are better if it is registered.
To register a bike, contact the National Bicycle Registry Program.
Additional Helpful Links
- Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
- California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Safety Tips for Bicycles and Motorists
- California Office of Traffic Safety
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Bicycle Safety
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
- SAFE KIDS Coalition Bicycle Safety
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- VTA Bicycle Program