Bicycle Fun and Safety Day rolls into the Kids Safety Village this weekend. From noon until 3 p.m, the DRPS is inviting parents to bring their kids to 1129 Athol St. in Whitby for a chance to learn proper safety in a kid-sized version of a real town. Bring your bike, helmet and bring your friends. Additional activities will include face painting, a jumping castle and a chance to have your bike inspected by an expert from Impala Sports. Entry is free, but non-perishable food items will be accepted for donation to local food banks. Hot dogs, drinks and treats will also be available at the canteen for a small fee.
The village features small buildings, detailed roadways, traffic lights and road signs, and an operational railway crossing. This realistic setting allows kids to test their road safety skills as a pedestrian and cyclist, in a safe and controlled environment.
Kids are reminded about safety techniques such as:
• Wearing a properly fitted helmet
• Riding with traffic instead of against it
• Not to riding on the road under the age of 10
• Proper use of hand signals to let drivers know what you plan to do
For more information on Bicycle Fun and Safety Day or the Kids Safety Village, visit the Kids Korner or contact Cst. Astrid Morse at 905-668-9893.
If you can't make it down to the village, we have a great video with Officer Astrid talking about bicycle satety. It provides great tips about where to ride and what to look for when buying a helmet. View the video here.
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