Children see the world with a limited view, often unable to accurately judge potentially hazardous situations. This spring as you dust off your children’s bicycles, keep in mind these childhood limitations to reduce the risk of a bicycle accident:
- Most kids can not quickly judge a car’s speed or distance
- Children see about one-third less than adults
- Often times children assume if they can see a car- the car can see them. They neglect to consider barriers which prevent motorists from seeing them, such as parked cards.
- Children often have a hard time concentrating on multiple things at one time, like the glimpse of an on coming car and a friend yelling their name simultaneously
- Kids tend to imitate the bad behavior of their adult role models or friends.
Talk to your kids about bicycle safety to prevent bicycle accidents. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident, we may be able to help. Contact us today.