Friday, June 12, 2009

Be Safe on Your Bike

June is National Safety Month, providing a perfect opportunity for families to review bike safety practices while they're planning outings and activities for the summer. Make sure to visit the Library for tips on how to "Play It Safe This Summer."

"Be Safe on Your Bike" is the theme of the Library Youth Services "On the Path to Good Health" exhibit for the month of June. Take a look at our books on bicycles and bike safety. Pick up an informational sheet with suggestions about clothing and reflectors that will make bikes more visible to the drivers of other vehicles on the road.

Did you know that young people riding bikes in California must wear helmets? Read California Vehicle Code, Section 21212 for a complete explanation.

Visit the Santa Clara Police Department webpage for further information on bicycle safety.

Kaiser Permanente and the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends support the monthly "On the Path to Good Health" exhibits.
posted by jtb