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  Warmer weather means more outdoor activities such as bike riding so it’s a good time of year to review bike safety awareness. With three out of four children in Canada having a bicycle, the Red Cross says cycling is great exercise and a way for children to learn responsibility. Parents and caregivers should encourage biking while stressing safety, including mandatory use of properly fitted and secured helmets. Speed, inexperience and not wearing protective gear are among leading causes of cycling injuries for children. About a third of hospital emergency visits for children with cycling injuries involve broken bones, and...

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With the warm weather people are getting their bicycles, scooters and roller blades. Everyone needs a reminder of the safety tips for these activities. Wear the Gear: Everyone not just children need to wear the proper gear. Helmets on bicycles and helmets, knee pads and elbow pads for roller blades. Reflective clothing along with lights and reflectors make you more visible. Make sure your bicycle tires are properly inflated. Know the rules of the road. Bicycles are considered vehicles according to the Highway Traffic Act and there need to obey all the rules of the road. Learn how to signal...

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