Bicycles, roller blades, and skateboards are great ways to have fun while getting plenty of exercise. Unfortunately, bicycles and roller blades can also be dangerous if they are not used properly. Each year, more than 360,000 kids have to go to the hospital emergency rooms for injuries from bicycling accidents. Close to another 200,000 are hurt in skating accidents.
To get the most enjoyment out of your bicycles, roller blades, or skateboards, all you have to do is follow a few simple rules:
- Choose the right equipment and maintain it
- Wear the proper protective gear
- Follow the rules of the road when you go out for a ride