Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) July 3, 2008
24 Protect Plus (SM), a premier security program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, understands that the joys of bicycle riding are not without risks. In fact, statistics show that some 300,000 kids end up in the local E.R. every year with anything from bumps and bruises to far more serious injuries -- all from bicycle-related mishaps.
Almost everyone can remember when they first learned to ride a bicycle: The sense of accomplishment they felt when the training wheels were removed and they zoomed down the street at breakneck speed. From 24ProtectPlus's view, though, it's the "breakneck" part of things that can be a cause for concern. Bicycle riding is a blast, yes, but overlooking important safety measures could lead to a wild ride of another kind -- a one-way ticket to permanent injury.
With that in mind, 24 Protect Plus offers some important and easy-to-follow bicycle safety tips for kids. And since plenty of adults out there are basically just "grown-up kids" themselves, any and all of these safety tips are important to ensure that the young bike riders of today can become the road racers and cycling enthusiasts of tomorrow:
-- Heads up. Plain and simple, a head injury can mean brain injury. So don't let kids mess around. Much like the motorcycle rider who thinks he looks cool driving down the road wearing only sunglasses for protection, children sometimes need to be protected from themselves. Don't let them tempt fate. All bike riders need helmets -- no exceptions. And that's not just 24ProtectPlus talking -- it's the law in most states.
-- What's your color? Kids who wear bright colors while bike riding and adorn their bikes with reflectors have the right idea. Motorists don't always pay attention to the road -- let alone the side of it -- so it's important to always be visible. If the journey calls for travel on heavily trafficked roads, have kids break out the extra-bright colors. Make sure kids are less concerned with clashing … and more concerned with crashing.
-- Don't hit the brakes! While kids may think they're fast becoming kings (and queens) of the roadways, it only takes one nasty spill to shake them up. Make sure that kids know not to hit the brakes on sand, wet leaves, and loose gravel or rocks.
-- Get the signals. Kids (and plenty of adults) need to know the proper hand signals when bike riding. Remember: Road riders are out there right alongside vehicles (driving with traffic; not against it). So make sure that kids know all the basic hand signals -- left turn, right turn, slow down, and stop. Safety on the road should start early.
So ride on, bike riders, kids and adults alike. Just be sure to take the fast lane to safety -- courtesy of 24 Protect Plus.
About 24 Protect Plus
AP9 24ProtectPlus is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in membership programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at 24ProtectPlus123.com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 24ProtectPlus.
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