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simply buy a bicycle helmet. It should be properly d worn each time you ride.

MET FIT

LESSON 1: Rules of the Road BONUS Rules of the Road STEP 4 — SIDE STRAPS

s sizes, just like hats. Size facturers. For the most elmet sizes according to e Bicycle Helmet Safety ww.bhsi.org.

Adjust the slider on both straps to form a “V” shape under, and slightly in front of, the ears. Lock the slider if possible.

Watch for cars, pedestrians and road hazards. Ride on the right in a straight line. t a bicycle helmet, follow stop ctions inStop this flyer. at red lights and STEP 5 — signs. CHIN STRAP Buckle your chin strap. Tighten o ensure aSignal proper fit. your turns. the strap until it is snug, so that omeone help you adjust no more than one or two fingers Be visible. fit under the strap.

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Open your mouth wide . . . BIKE FUN! BONUS BIKE LESSON FUN! BONUS 1: big yawn! The helmet should pull down on the head. If not, refer back to Step 5 and tighten OVERVIEW the chin strap.

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STEP 6 — FINAL FITTING

10 MINUTES

Rules of the Road

on your head and low on your forehead - one or two finger widths above your eyebrows.

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10 MINUTES forward. Buckle, retighten the chin strap, and vel Traffic Hand Signals Topics covered 0 test again. n your E E M T T 10 MINUTES I U U N N ą Road signs and rules gerBeing Predictable ą Hand signals eyes? t. It should be properly C. Does your helmet rock forward into your row. ą Being predictable while riding Materials and Equipm IfPoint: so, unbuckle, tighten the backand strap byturn moving Focus Point: JustFocus like vehicles use Just turn like signals vehicles use brake lights signals to let andtraffic brakeknow lightswhat to let traffic know what ąŗŗPicture of different road signs: sto the slider back toward the ear. Buckle, retighten Learning Objectives and National Physical yield, and one-way they do next, bicyclists they will use do hand next, signals. Using use hand handEducation signals. signals Standards Using to show hand stopping signals and to turning show stopping and turning TEP 4 will — SIDE STRAPS the chin strapbicyclists and test again. (RESOURCE GUIDE PAGES 119– TEP 3 — BUCKLES can bicyclist show helpexpected the bicyclist behavior showand expected communicate behavior with and communicate traffic about where with the about where ąŗŗTrafficthe Signs and Markings works At the end of this lesson, students will be able to: traffic just thehelp sliderthe on both strapscan nter the leftshape buckle under for each student D. Roll the rubber band down to the buckle. All four orm a “V” under, and bicyclist is going. bicyclist is going. (RESOURCE GUIDE PAGES 119– Demonstrate hand signals for left turn, right turn, and stopping chin.inOn most straps must go through the rubber band1and be ghtly front of,helmets, the ears.the Lock ąŗŗPencil for each student without being on the bicycle. aps canifbepossible. pulled from the close to the buckle to prevent the buckle from slider k of the helmet to lengthen slipping. 2 Understand when they ride their bike it is like driving a car; the Discussion Discussion shorten the chin straps. same traffic laws apply. (Standards 1, 2, and 4) is task is easier if you take 3 Understand the meaning of a variety of road signs. (Standards 1, 2, and 4 ) Ask students the following Ask students questions the following to introduce questions hand signals to introduce while bicycling: hand signals while bicycling: 1 1 helmet off to make these 5 — CHIN STRAP STEP the importance of being predictable to other traffic. (Standard 2) 4 Understand ustments. ą Do car drivers have ą Do to communicate car drivers have where to communicate they are going? where they are going? Buckle your chin strap. Tighten ą What happens if ą they What don’t? happens if they don’t? the strap until it is snug, so that For additional information on promoting safe walking and bicycling, contact BikeMN at education@bikemn.org. V1.0 11.13. no more than one or two fingers ą How do drivers ącommunicate How do drivers wherecommunicate they are going? where they are going? promoting safe walking and bicycling, contact BikeMN at education@bikemn.org. V1.0 11.13. fit under the strap. ą What if a car’s turn ą What signals if were a car’s not turn working? signals were not working?

SIDE STRAPS - Adjust the slider on both

side straps to form a “V” shape under and slightly in front of each ear. BIG YAWN - Open your mouth wide. The helmet should pull down on your head.

Askthey thecan students communicate how theywith can communicate other bicyclists, with drivers, otherand bicyclists, pedestrians. drivers, and pedestrians. 2 Ask the students2 how

Signal Your Turn!

TEP 6 — FINAL FITTING

Does your helmet fit right? Demonstrate by using hand thesignals diagrams by using belowthe anddiagrams practice below hand signals and practice with the hand signals with the 3 Demonstrate hand 3 signals Open your mouth wide . . . students. It isshould acceptable students. to teach It is acceptable one or bothtoways teach toone make oraboth right-turn ways tosignal, make but a right-turn younger signal, but younger big yawn! The helmet pull down on the head. If not,have students usually students an easier usually timehave remembering an easier to time simply remembering point the direction to simply that pointthey the direction that they refer back to Step 5 and tighten are going to turn. Demonstrate are going to turn. with Demonstrate your back turned with your toward back the turned students toward so that the students so that the chin strap.

Motor vehicles use turn signals to let traffic know what they will do next. Bicyclists should too! Using hand signals to show they can imitate you. theyturning can imitate you.help you tell the traffic around you stopping and can Does your helmet rock back more than two fingers above the eyebrows? If so, unbuckle, where you’re going! shorten the front strap by moving the slider forward. Buckle, retighten the chin strap, and test again.

Does your helmet rock forward into your eyes? If so, unbuckle, tighten the back strap by moving the slider back toward the ear. Buckle, retighten the chin strap and test again. Roll the rubber band down to the buckle. All four straps must go through the rubber band and be STOP STOPfrom LEFT TURN close to the buckle to prevent the buckle slipping.

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