Tune-ups for Two-Wheelers

A bike safety checklist

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(HealthDayNews) -- Before your child takes his first bike ride of the season, follow these safety tips, courtesy of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

  • Check the bike's fit. Your child's legs should have a slight bend when fully extended, and he should be able to touch the ground easily when he stops.
  • Have a reputable bike shop tune up the bike.
  • Fill the tires and check air pressure every few weeks.
  • Have your child try on his helmet for size and comfort. Replace it if necessary.
  • Consider eye protection. Goggles with ultraviolet protection can keep the sun and debris out of your child's eyes.
  • Review the rules of the road with your child.


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